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State May Name Rt. 206 Bypass After Peter Biondi

Legislation to rename bypass advances.

An Assembly panel approved today bipartisan legislation sponsored by the 16th District delegation Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and Assembly members Jack M. Ciattarelli and Donna Simon to dedicate the U.S. Route 206 bypass in Hillsborough to the late Assemblyman Peter J. Biondi.

“Peter Biondi dedicated his life to public service for the persisting benefit of our state, as he supported and mentored many young political candidates,” said Bateman, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex.

“We should commemorate this gregarious, loving family man, who also dedicated his life to improving the state, Somerset County and Hillsborough, as well as volunteering on youth service committees and serving as a firefighter.”

The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Utilities Committee approved A-2750 and S-1899 today. The Senate has already approved the tribute.

“Peter Biondi advocated fervently for this bypass because he knew what it meant to Hillsborough’s quality-of-life and the realization of its downtown vision plan,” said Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex. “This is a fitting tribute to someone who spent his life serving Hillsborough, Somerset County and nearby communities with tireless dedication.”

The legislation would rename the bypass the “Peter J. Biondi Bypass,” without expense to state taxpayers.

“We will always remember the man known as ‘Mr. Hillsborough’ with gratitude for his public service as a volunteer, elected official and Army Reserve veteran. This tribute will make sure his service is never forgotten,” said Simon, R-Hunterdon, Somerset, Mercer and Middlesex. “Peter Biondi’s legacy is still felt in the communities he served and this tribute is a small thank you to someone who has given us so much.”

Biondi, who lost his battle with cancer in November, served the 16th Legislative District for 14 years. He had previously served as Hillsborough mayor and Somerset County freeholder. He was instrumental in getting funding for the Route 206 bypass.

S.G. February 11, 2013 at 08:10 PM
With the Municipal Building already named after Mr. Biondi, it's too bad that they didn't think to go historic and name the new road the Woods Tavern Bypass. This name still appears on many maps.
centurion February 11, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Doesn't it have to be finished first? Worry about that before you name it.
Christina Manicone-Engesser February 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM
They only have money for phase 2 of the project. But don't have funding for phase 1 or 3. So its going to be a while before it done. Its typical government job. They regrated the road in front of my house and now I have a water in front of my driveway at all times because the last time I checked water don't run uphill
susie February 12, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Will the bypass be completed before or after the 'town center' ??LOL.
Celia February 14, 2013 at 08:25 PM
This is just so wrong. This road belonges to Senator Walter Kavanaugh. It was his dream and he made it come true. Biondi is just a jonny come lately. We should be honoring Senator Kavanaugh.

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