Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Multiple Questions

The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].


Can you please put a traffic light at the intersection of Cross & Prospect?

Response from Mayor Coles:

There is a new light coming to that intersection as part of the county road improvement project.


Hi Ray, is there any way you can make no parking on ridge avenue from ridge and Nowlan to ridge and manetta? There is barely any room for two cars two pass each other. If a bus passes, usually the bus or car drives on the sidewalk to get by, which is dangerous for pedestrians and causes a lot of traffic. If you cannot make no parking the whole day, can there at least be no parking every morning from 7a-10a and on Friday from 7a-1p?

Another question, can the town widen east end road at county line to add a left turning lane? There is always a backup at the intersection.

Thank you


Response from Mayor Coles:

Good morning,
I will ask Traffic & Safety to look into the parking issues.
I had a meeting with the county engineers last week, and they are currently in the plannings stages to make major improvements to County Line in that part of town



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  1. Dear Mayor Coles,
    Often in the morning due to traffic I have a hard time getting out of my driveway.
    Can you please install stop signs on either side of my house so I will be able to leave quickly?
    Also, a small extra favor. Since many drivers in Lakewood see stop signs merely as a “suggestion” I’d like an LPD officer to park at my house from 6:30a-6:45a (when I usually leave) so people will obey the stop signs.
    Thank you,
    Moshe Mordecai Mendel M.

    • I agree. It doesn’t take much brains to see that the whole problem of Cross Street is James Street. Traffic backs up from James and both directions and then tends to start moving as soon as you get thru the intersection. A light on Prospect is a disaster exacerbated.

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