Plans for Andover, New Jeresey train station a culvert away

March 14, 2016

By Bruce A. Scruton, New Jersey Herald

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The years-long effort to bring commuter rail service to Sussex County is apparently down to what to do about a single, small culvert on a private driveway, following the approval given last week by its board of directors for New Jersey Transit to purchase wetlands credits.Website Insert Gathering of Professionals 1 copy

Those credits are for 3.53 acres of freshwater wetlands along drainage ditches beside the seven miles of the track as well as for a reclassified stream adjacent to where the Andover train station would be built.

That stream, which does not flow year-round, courses through the former Westby Farm, now owned by Hudson Farm, and crosses under a driveway to the main farm buildings off Roseville Road.

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