Oak Street At Albert Avenue- The Only Intersection In Lakewood With A Roundabout Traffic Circle

roundabout circle at albert2PHOTO: Oak Street at Albert Avenue is the first intersection in Lakewood to have a roundabout traffic circle. The circle – made of concrete – was placed in the middle of the intersection as a way to slow motorists who who wish to speed on the open road. Bob Redington of the LPD’s Traffic & Saftey division tells TLS the decision to place the circle in the roadway was that of the Engeeering Department following a traffic study in the area.

The road – which was supposed to have opened a few days ago – is expected to open to traffic on Friday.

The new opening will allow motorists to drive from River Avenue until New Hampshire Avenue – crossing over Albert Avenue, with two stop signs along the way.

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  1. Going to be a great accident area in our future..I can see it already..cars speeding up to the intersection not paying attention, like normal, and going airborne, landing on someones front yard…need to relook at that study..make some better choices

  2. its only closed during the day while the construction is ongoing, for the safety of the workers that is… It is open at night. The barrels are only kept in place to prevent people from going Evel Keneivel over the circle…

  3. Oh my gosh! I’ve been sick since Monday and didn’t realize that was the construction I saw coming home that night. Too sick to know what I think about it yet, except, what a pain it will be to make the left onto Oak when going home from Albert. I mean, rather than having to worry only about what is approaching opposite me before turning, I’ll now have to worry about multiple directions navigating a circle. Must be lovely to look at for those residents that live on that corner.

  4. it will be lovely, plant some flowers there a little grass, some stone landscaping, we`ll be living in the 20th century now.(most states done away with those roundabouts,just like new jersey got rid of most of their traffic circles)

  5. To local piney #1 Did you mean England and not New England? And on # 8 are you sure installing flowers,landscaping and stone will not be distracting to drivers. Why not also put up a billboards,or better yet signs that say WelcomeTo What WAS Historic Lakewood.

  6. to #9 no i meant new england. they`re used up there. not too many of them here in noo joisey. and if we can`t fit a billboard i`m sure we can put up a couple of townhouses there.

  7. Hey #10 that explains alot why so many speed then slam on your brake 5 ft before the stop sign and gliding right through without even looking steering with one hand cause the other is busy holding up the cell phone. Now if you can only to stop and realize there are no kekars in the U.S. they are called “stop” signs

  8. To #11 If you can’t fit a townhouse maybe a bagel shop. I wounder if Lakewood will sell the property of the inner circle. And in New England are you talking about circles like 37/70 or side streets? Like Oak and Albert,If so where in New England.

  9. i dunno xactly where. take a ride there and look 4yourself. maybe RI. or Mass. and whats this 37/70 stuff that dont make 100 it should be 30/70 now thats the split! what r u on ???? DNA.

  10. “Whenever a motorist is in doubt concerning who has the right-of-way in a circle, he/she should exercise extreme caution and remember the basic rule governing any uncontrolled intersection: The vehicle to the left yields the right-of-way to the vehicle approaching from the right.”

  11. To #17 I ment route 37&route70 circle and been to RI and Mass never encountered one.My daughter went to school up there for 4 years and did a lot of travel. You must not really know what your talking about must not leave Lakewood.I guess u r afraid to drive outside city limits

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