Traffic Lights Coming To Busy Lakewood Intersections

The Lakewood Township Committee made progress Thursday in their attempts to get much-needed traffic signals at two of the busiest intersections in the town. 

At the meeting, held a short time ago, the Committee approved two resolutions authorizing an agreement with Ocean County to place traffic lights at the corners of Hope Chapel and 14th Street and at the intersection of James Street and Williams Street.

The two intersections are some of the busiest in Lakewood during peak traffic hours in which motorists often become stuck for inordinate amounts of time trying to make turns.

The traffic lights are expected to be installed within a month. Ocean County will be paying for their installation and Lakewood will pay for the electricity to operate them.

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  1. Excellent first step!
    Now the people will have to be induced to actually adhere to traffic lights regulations, a little better than they obey stop signs, speed limits, and not using their phones while driving.

  2. Or they could stop handing out building permits and variances to whoever wants to put a development on a postage stamp size lot. Surely that would help the traffic problems.

  3. how much can a light help by Williams, you cant make a right turn, the traffic is build up all the way from rt 9.The light will turn green but no one will be able to move. Unfortunately the guys that study the traffic dont come at the busy times

  4. why is there a sign ,authorized vehicles only as you enter sunset grove, we were told that was supposed to be a public rode to alleviate traffic

  5. they need to shave off a few feet from the corner concrete, to allow people making right turns to do so easier, they should really meet with the neighbors that know all the issues there, it stinks, when these out of town study guys come on a random day at a time when there are no cars, and think they understand the issues we suffer

  6. a traffic light by 14th and Hope chapel is not necessary and will just create more traffic it’s sometimes takes a little while to turn left hope chapel but accidents don’t usually happen there and it would just be a negative addition.

    Leave it be

  7. I agree with leloud. I don’t see why a traffic light is needed at 14th and Hope. I always just go to N Lake instead if I need to make a left turn, it’s one block over. And even so it’s not hard to make a left turn there, and I haven’t seen much of a buildup there…I don’t understand why this is needed at all.

  8. seems like someone with connections lives near 14th and hope, and wants one, as its far from the busiest corners!!

  9. If there would only be a right turn allowed from Chestnut to New Hampshire, that would be much safer and alleviate a lot of the traffic. Also, the end of Carranetta should be closed off (closer to route 9).

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