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Interview Planning Guidelines for Candidates During Alexander Street Bridge Closure

Alexander Street, a main artery to Princeton’s campus, is closed to traffic between Canal Point Boulevard and Faculty Road from November 6, 2019, for approximately six months. Direct travel between the Princeton campus and Route 1 corridor is not possible using Alexander Street.

Significant delays on roadways in the area surrounding Princeton are expected, especially during the early stages of the project. Refer to the University's Bridge Closure site and Princeton Police's October 17, 2019, press release for tips and details.

During this time, some University departments may choose to conduct video interviews or meet candidates at various remote locations, e.g., coffee shops, restaurants, hotel conference rooms, etc.

Traveling to Princeton

  • Consider taking the train as New Jersey Transit trains are not affected by the closure. The Princeton Dinky train station is located on campus and connected to the Princeton Junction train station by the Dinky, a train that shuttles between the two stations. Tiger Transit bus shuttles are rerouted to provide service between the Princeton Junction train station and 100 Overlook / 701 Carnegie Center building locations.
  • If driving to Princeton, including the surrounding area, allow a significant amount of time to make it to the scheduled interview. The biggest delays are expected during the morning and evening rush hours (7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
  • Use a mobile traffic app to help navigate, e.g., Waze allows travelers to schedule the trip ahead of time. The shortest distance most likely is not the quickest route. While routes 1, 27, and 206 and the Princeton Pike may be the shortest distance, they are likely to be the most congested. Alternative routes may decrease total travel time.
  • Add at least 10 to 15 minutes to allow for time to get from the visitor parking lot on campus to the interview location.
  • Candidates traveling by plane should allow additional travel time to/from campus to airport. Confer with the travel agent at World Travel when booking the trip.

TigerTransit Routes

The following routes are available for candidates during the closure period. Visit the TigerTransit website for alerts or download the TigerTracker app. For more specific and up-to-date about shuttle routes, refer to the Transportation website.

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