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7th Street in Lakewood is quite famous for its congestion and all-way stop intersections.

The good news is that key intersection of Park Avenue & East 7th is slated this coming year to receive a traffic signal, FAA News has learned!

Lakewood Township has just begun soliciting bids from prospective contractors for the project which includes traffic signal installation, milling, base repair, paving, storm drainage work, curb, sidewalk and driveway apron replacement, ADA ramps, striping and other roadway improvements.

The bids will be opened later this month, and the Township Committee is expected to formally award the contract to the lowest responsive and qualified bidder later this winter.

Under the terms of the contract, all work on this contract shall be completed within 270 calendar days, pending securing of necessary State, Federal or Local permits governing the work.

Colliers Engineering & Design, Inc. DBA Maser Consulting, of Red Bank, New Jersey designed the project on behalf of the Township, and also secured a variety of State permits which were required for this project due to this intersections proximity to the Conrail tracks.

Township engineers have also been busy working on permits and plans for a traffic signal at the 5-way intersection of Park Avenue & East 4th Street. That project remains a work in progress.

The Township's last major traffic signal project, which was completed several years ago, included Oak Street and Albert Avenue, Oak Street and Vine Avenue, Pine Street and MLK Drive, Forest Avenue and 7th Street, and Clifton Avenue and 1st Street (which was subsequently switched to a 2-way flasher after many local neighbors complained the traffic signal made traffic worse).

Do you think a traffic signal at Park Avenue & East 7th will help the traffic congestion or just make things worse?

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Anonymous said...

Unless the intersection is widened in all directions, with designated right AND left turning lanes, a traffic light will only make things worse.

Dov said...

Can we please come up with a solution for the 1st and Clifton intersection? Is a four way stop sign the answer there?