New ‘Right Turn Only’ Traffic Pattern At Route 9 Takes Effect

new turn pattern route 9 tlsPHOTO: Crossing over Route 9 and turning left onto Route 9 between the hours of 7am-7pm on weekdays, has today become illegal at multiple Route 9 intersections. As first reported yesterday, the Township, in order to ease traffic in the downtown area, has made several major changes as part of a larger plan to solve the congestion.

The following changes took affect today:

1st Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
3rd Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
5th Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
7th Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
8th Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
10th Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
11th Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm
Carey Street at Route 9: Right turn only weekdays from 7am-7pm

Working on the project, are Eddy, Rubin and Ernie of the DPW. TLS.

This content, and any other content on TLS, may not be republished or reproduced without prior permission from TLS. Copying or reproducing our content is both against the law and against Halacha. To inquire about using our content, including videos or photos, email us at [email protected].

Stay up to date with our news alerts by following us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

**Click here to join over 20,000 receiving our Whatsapp Status updates!**

**Click here to join the official TLS WhatsApp Community!**

Got a news tip? Email us at [email protected], Text 415-857-2667, or WhatsApp 609-661-8668.


  1. I think it’s going to be very annoying. I think it should be right turns only fro side streets into Rt. 9 not the other way around.

  2. It’s going to drive everyone crazy. If I want to cross Madison, not at a light, I find it easier to make a right into Madison and then a left into the side street, than going straight across. Now if I want to go any where I will have to figure out where the lights are and travel accordingly and it’ll take longer because I’ll have to wait for lights which change too fast.

  3. Does anyone know where to lodge a complaint regarding the new ttraffic pattern on Central & Rt. 9? I’m not looking to scathe anyone. I just think motorists need to let the Township know that this new pattern is more dangerous for people…not less. However well meaning, this new traffic pattern has failed to improve a situation and has, in fact made matters worse. Where would be the most effective place to write or call?

  4. This is a good idea. Its ridiculous to sit behind a car for 10 minutes that is trying to turn left onto route 9 during the height of traffic. Given how busy route 9 is, it only makes sense that left turns would only be permitted when there a traffic light.

  5. I was on central waiting to turn on to rout 9 at 930 this morning, the traffic was backed up all the way till sunset! No exaggeration!
    Something is seriously wrong.

  6. what was the traffic like at corners with lights where left turns were allowed you must have been backed up till????

  7. Now we get to wait 10 minutes at the intersections that have lights which are green for the side streets for about 15 seconds

  8. Traveling southbound on Madison Avenue ,expect 20 minute delays– your best bet is Lexington or Monmouth, 25 minutes inbound on the George, the Hutch has huge delays– backed up all the way from the
    Bruckner interchange…..

  9. Well I guess I am never going shopping downtown ever again. How am I supposed to get home? Keep circling already busy street making three lefts instead of one? There is only traffic at 9:30 am and 3:30 and 7:30 which isn’t even included in you equation. Looks like once again they didn’t ask the people that know best. The residents and drivers o lakewood. They obviously don’t care about us.

  10. south side of lake, you are talking without logic. there are way more concentrations of heavy traffic than those times. How about 135 till 230. and 330- until 5 for sure. Man all you people do i complain, give it a chance, it seems to make a lot of sense. My question is, if this new law is now in effect what was the point of repaving left turn only lanes?

  11. As a frequent driver in the above mentioned areas, I would like to suggest a solution to the current problem on First and Madison (when driving Southbound on Madison or EastBound on First Street)
    Solution-Place sign requesting cars to alternate.This would alleviate the bottleneck as well as create an atmosphere of Kiddush Hshem/respect.
    Regarding the newer problem on Madison (SB) between 88 and Central this poses more difficulties as it would probably be illegal to eliminate the shoulder.
    Good Luck to the drivers and Shikoiach to the township!!

  12. Amazing new addition to and my fellow safe driver friend will celebrate tomorrow on this wonderful change to route 9 madness. We avoid making lefts onto route 9 anyways… And now we won’t need to wait 15 minutes behind those cooool left turners who make it in nick of time and almost cause crashes… Thank u lkwd! And for all you commenters who are gettng cynical about repaving left turn arrows-shaichus tunafish?! The leftturn arrows that were recently painted are frm route 9 gg towards side streets.this new law is frm side streets turning onto route 9. Sheesh.

  13. This sounds really dangerous to me. Instead of splitting the traffic within multipile blocks, it will now be forced on to 6th & 9th street. I can picture huge backup on route 9 waiting to make a left on 6th or 9th street. Another point, was any input taken from the community the state is trying to help or this is the idea of a lone engineer thinking a little too much in his office.

  14. I think that odd-numbered streets (1st, 3rd, 5th, etc.) should be right turn only on odd-numbered days of the month, on other days they should be left turn only.

    Even-numbered streets (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc) should be left turn only on odd numbered days, and on other days they should be right-turn only.

    Non-number streets (Countyline, Carey, and Main) should be straight only (no turns) on all days except for Shabbos and Purim.

Comments are closed.