Monday, September 26, 2016
Route 9 proposal will choke the East -West access in Lakewood
This Wednesday Sep,28, the NJTPA is hosting meetings and presentations for Lakewood residents on the proposed improvements for Route 9, to alleviate congestion on the Rt 9/River Ave corridor. While some recomendations make sense such as adding left turn lanes, the proposal (HERE) calls to make Hurley avenue a one way street only going East to Cedarbridge. Meaning you can not make a left or right onto Hurley from S. Clifton or Cedarbridge going to central ave or Rt 9. The only way to get to Central avenue from Cedarbridge or rt 9 is to reroute all the traffic to rt 88 and back around on Rt 9. This will be a disaster. It means the only way to get to the west part of Lakewood is either the congested Pine street to James or to go all the way around to rt 88 back to central avenue. Traffic on S Clifton going north is a parking lot already. There are serious safety issues by limiting Hurley to a one way, emergency vehicles will take longer to get to the other side of rt 9. The public should attend this meeting and give practical ideas, these officials do not live in Lakewood and have no understanding of the impact from the proposed changes.