As earlier reported on TLS, Township residents, businesses and property owners along the Route 9 corridor in Lakewood are invited to an open house Wednesday, September 28 to learn about and comment on proposals to improve congestion and reduce crashes along the corridor.
The North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) is holding the meeting as part of its 12-month planning effort to identify spot improvements, corridor-level treatments and access management regulations for Route 9. The study aims to establish a long-term vision for the corridor; develop a package of low-cost, high-impact safety and operational solutions that can quickly be implemented; and develop a formal Access Management Plan to aid municipalities in regulating future development along the corridor.
The meeting is being held in the Lakewood Municipal Building Courtroom at 231 Third Street, Lakewood. There will be two sessions, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and the event will feature three presentations – at 1:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. – offering an overview of the Route 9 Corridor Study recommendations.
The open house-style meeting will feature information stations with maps detailing the proposed improvements, information about the Access Management Plan and an opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the recommendations.
A similar meeting was recently held for Toms River to review recommendations for the portion of the Route 9 corridor in that community.
The input gathered from these meetings will be included in a report, which is expected to be issued later this year.
The Route 9 Corridor Study’s Working Group includes municipal officials from Lakewood and Toms River, as well as representatives of Ocean County, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and NJ TRANSIT.
Additional information about the U.S. 9 Corridor Study in Lakewood and Toms River is available online at http://www.njtpa.org/Planning/Regional-Studies/Studies/Route-9-Corridor-Study/Route-9-Corridor-Study. Members of the public who cannot attend but would like to provide feedback can email [email protected]