Tuesday, August 18, 2009
With Lakewood's recent population growth, making your way through the downtown via Clifton Avenue or traveling along Route 9 certainly present challenges for vehicles and pedestrians alike. Improving traffic flow and pedestrian safety is the goal of a road action plan proposed by Township Engineer Todd Day. Day says, “In cooperation with John Franklin, director of Lakewood Public Works, we studied each and every intersection to come up with a road action implementation plan. We feel this plan will immediately help traffic and pedestrian circulation.” Day will be giving a formal presentation at the Township meeting this Thursday evening. One suggestion being proposed to move traffic north through downtown Clifton Avenue is to put in left hand turn lanes at First, Second, and Fourth streets. “We are proposing left hand turn lanes which will accommodate two or three cars making a left. We would also modify the existing signals at these locations in the future to add dedicated left turn arrows.” To reduce backups and accidents, and improve traffic flow, Third Street coming from the Municipal Building (going west), would be “right turn only” onto Clifton Avenue. Read full article in APP.