Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Still no traffic signal at Pine and MLK

Ten intersections in Lakewood will be receiving traffic signals, Prospect and Cross, Prospect and Williams, Miller and Hope, Prospect street east of the Special childrens center,Cross street near Eagle ridge, Vine and Cedarbridge, Cedarbridge and Shenandoah, Cedarbridge and Avenue of the States, New Hampshire and American Avenue. Missing is the busiest intersection in town at Pine and MLK. Mayor Miller refuses to discuss putting  a traffic signal there and insists that once Vine street opens it will clear the alleviate the traffic at that intersection. Also missing is the signal already installed at Pine and Avenue of the States across Pine River Village. The township refuses to switch on the signal despite recent accidents at that intersection. In addition Cross
street from Rt 9 to the Jackson Border will be widened to 3 lanes adding turning lanes along the route. Prospect from rt 9 to Cross will also be widened to 3 lanes. 
TVOL news

32 comments:

  1. So every 3 seconds on cedarbridge will be another light. From martin luther to new hampshire there will be about 5 lights. Thats insane

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  2. Dont be upset at Menash he lives on the corner so probably a conflict of interest. You should be upset at the other 4 committeemen for letting their colleague get away with it while they all know a light in that intersection would help traffic flow.

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  3. Just to state and fact I live in the area of mlk and pine they had tried with a traffic light and the backup was much worse the the current all way stop sign

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  4. whats the difference to Miller if theres a traffic light vs. a huge backup in front of his house?

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  5. If you put a traffic light it will allow many cars to move along Pine street at one shot. The cars on MLK will wait their turn and than can make a left when the light turns. Its common sense. The way it is now is ridiculous the traffic is backed up to Washington.

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    1. And for the 4 weeks they had a light up there 2 years ago mlk was backed up all the way to John street
      I'm no fan how this township is ran but pick on the right things to complain about

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    2. It was not done smartly back then. If they adjust the timing on both MLK and Pine it will fix what is now THE worst 3 way intersection in town with the worst backup. It takes 15 minutes from Albert to Rt 9 sitting in traffic.

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  6. Cedrabridge from shenandoah to airport is 8,200 feet, there will now be 7 lights. Ridiculous.

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  7. They are putting up 3 traffic lights on Prospect Street? Are they insane?

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    1. Do they have a choice? There are 300 homes built that's 600 cars and no new roads. Each entrance needs a light.

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    2. Do they have a choice? There are 300 homes built that's 600 cars and no new roads. Each entrance needs a light.

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    3. Watch the township pass the buck and blame it on the county.

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  8. BTW 300 Homes doesn't equal 600 cars. It equals 1200 cars. Each house has a basement, and everyone has 2 cars. Do the math.

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    1. Dont forget all the bus traffic in the morning. Prospect is going to be just as bad if not worse then the 9. Even now sometimes it is almost backed up to Massachusetts.

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    2. Its never been backed ul to Massachusetts... at worse to the office complex and that was only during the few weeks that williams street was closed. ..

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  9. Why not make developers pay for the traffic improvements (like almost every other municipality in the united states). Want to build 600 homes and add 1200 cars to the intersection - expand the intersection and put up a light.

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  10. Why doesn't Menashe want a light at his corner? It's obviously not being installed due to his request.

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    1. Maybe for a light you always have to wait even when there is no traffic but a stop sign moves faster off peak.

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  11. As someone who lives in the Pine street area, the real problem is that my friends in Arlington refuse to have Arlington open to Pine street even though they have to do by law!

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    1. I think the light by cedarbridge and avenue of the americas will make more pple use that route since it will be easier to turn

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    2. he whole arlington thing is a mess. there were so many "interen tish" deals done there. 100% it should be opened.

      I personally dont think a light at MLK and Pine will help. the real issue is that all traffic heading west on pine has past washington has only two real through streets to turn onto before the 9: Marc for southbound and MLK for northbound. without opening more north/south thoroughfares the traffic will remain a disaster. arlington, vine, washington (which used to go all the way through to cedarbridge) all should be open.

      also vacating streets for the good of a few investors (melville, wynatt< i'm sure there are others) don't help.

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    3. You hit the nail on the head - we need more streets going north south to divert traffic away from pine st. Right now anyone going to the 9 from Forest Park, Marc, Newberry, Treeside, PR village, Somerset Walk and maybe even Albert goes down pine st.
      Let see if Menashes fantasy of Vine St. between Pine and Cederbridge will do anything to alleviate traffic.

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  12. Guess why there is traffic light at James and cross street and arrow signal coming from the dead end street?? Who lives there? Yes that's right Bob singer it's about the people living there not driving there!!

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    1. so one politician asks for a light that slows down traffic and backs up Cross street. The other politician for some reason does not want a light which ends up backing up traffic on Pine street and MLK. Are these our representatives? Do the people count at all? Yes the ones who voted them in, the ones who sit in traffic all day. Throw the bums out.

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    2. That light by cross and james is desperately needed for ppl turning from james the other side wouldnt change anything... backing up of cross will be solved when theyake cross three lanes, although a light by prospect amd cross will again slow it down

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  13. To commentor on about arlington- it would have to be made a one way street. Try driving down the street, when a car is coming in opposite direction u have to slow down. Vine avenue is made to be wider.

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    1. they can also make arlington parking on 1 side.

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    2. arlington is no narrower than any street in town. also after vine is developed with houses on both sides of the street and parking on both sides it will be almost as bad as arlington

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    3. I dont think Pine is being developed on both sides. One side is where Tent city was and that land is not being developed.

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    4. who says vine won't be developed? why would you believe them?

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  14. U cant compare the widthbof arlington to martin Luther. Arlington cant handle such traffic

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  15. Moat of these lights are on county rds and they dont have to pay for them. This way they can brag by all the meetings about how great the budget is. If we would have yearly quality of life surveys, they would get an F

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