A look at the proposed County design for the intersection of Chestnut Street and New Hampshire Avenue

Many residents have been asking about the upgrades to the intersection of New Hampshire Avenue and Chestnut. 

The good news is, County officials are working on it.

However, Mayor Coles tells TLS he can’t speculate as to when the project would be completed, being that the County is awaiting final State approval for the project – due to its proximity to Route 70 (a State road).

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  1. Not bad. Eliminating the necessity of a right turn on NH in order to turn left on to CN is a great idea. It seems that making a left turn onto CN from NH would not be allowed and one would have to go thru the loop, go W on 70 and make a right into the new design then turn left onto CN. I don’t see why a light on CN is needed there, a stop sign should be good enough but as long as the coordination of the lights is aligned I guess it can work.

    Only concern I have is the traffic getting backed up between 70 and CN both ways while the light is green coming from CN.

  2. The State should join in and move the round-a-bout to go north on New Hampshire Avenue to east of the intersection around behind the gas station. Coming off of Rt. 70 East trying to make a left to travel north on New Hampshire Avenue is always the cause of a traffic jam, is dangerous since you’re trying to traverse what could be seen as 2 lanes of travel with a merge (technically 3 lanes), and is generally just a pain in the CUSS!

  3. What about the New Hampshire / Vermont Annex?? this is “awaiting state approval” for over 2 years. Since they “broke ground” on the project.

  4. I like the added jughandle exit onto Chestnut.

    It will continue to be a disaster going southbound on New Hampshire until they enforce no left turns from southbound lanes of New Hampshire into the driveways on the northbound side.

  5. Wait, you are requesting the state cut the jug handle to cut into Chestnut St, and making all the traffic hit the 2 traffic lights to new Hampshire ave to make the right onto the county road. I can see this is going to be a mess for all involved. Traffic lights for every intersection. Too much traffic in an already bustling small city in Northern Ocean County. You wont be able to get from the 2 lanes to 1 going north if you are going past CN St, bottlenecking all the northbound traffic in the morning from toms river to the industrial park.

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