Should Lakewood Add More “Right Turn Only” Signs Around Turn to Ease Congestion?

Several years ago, TLS posted an article asking residents to post the streets they felt required a “no left turn/right turn only” sign to ease congestion – especially during rush hours.

The Township has since taken the suggestions and added several such signs at various intersections around town.

Recently, readers have reached out to TLS about several roads that are in need of such signs.

In the comments section below, list the intersections below you feel the township should add these signs to.

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  1. It won’t work as there is no right turn signal on Madison and everyone ingores it as we all know in this town there is no daily or permanent traffic enforcement.

  2. Absolutely. Left hand turns in heavy traffic is one of the biggest causes of accidents and delays. The delays can be very long as someone tries to make a left turn but can’t.

    Oh, one more thing: post a police officer wherever you put one of those signs so you can ticket everyone who is going to ignore the signs. Big source of revenue for the township to ease property taxes. 😉

  3. It won’t work… the same people who R making the lefts turns now… will continue.
    In my personal opinion….
    I believe there should be more REAL lights… & not Blinking 1s. People don’t know how to use those or Stop signs. (Or lights sometimes for that matter)

  4. Sometimes I wonder why drivers themselves don’t try to plan a route avoiding some of the busier corners, such as Oak and Route 9 or Chestnut and New Hampshire. Yes, if you are patient, and time it perfectly, you have the time to turn, but seconds make a difference, and you are depending on other drivers!

  5. Yes! It baffles me that people will sit for 5 minutes holding up traffic to make a risky left turn. You turn right and flip around on the next block and the whole thing takes 30 seconds instead of 5 minutes for a risk.

  6. Makes no sense. What about people who need to go to the left? Instead there should be green and red traffic light arrows.

  7. I wait patiently behind the cars that want to make a left turn and he has the full right to do it safely and I don’t beep and I get to my destination the same time and safe BH. But making people go around the block again may make more traffic at those other intersections and make even more traffic. Don’t know just saying.

  8. Actually we need drivers moving from out of state to take a NJ driver’s test. Curtisey should be a priority Hate to say it but former NY drivers have no regard for other drivers on the road or the way they park.This is not NYC BE a mench respect others

  9. If driver needs to go left and must make a right, you are increasing the mileage of his trip, hence more car on the road =more traffic! You to weigh that vs time and traffic caused by left turns…..

  10. I agree we need right and left turn arrows at intersections to give drivers an opportunity to make a safe right or left turn. I do not understand why at the end of New Hampshire avenue and Ridge where you can only go left or right has such a light going left or right with arrows is there put it at a intersection that will benefit from it more and put a smaller light their with turning arrows on it like route 88 has by the bowling alley .

  11. Urgently needed: some traffic control on Rte 88 going into and coming out of NPGS. If you make a LEFT INTO or LEFT COMING OUT, it often means you’re blocking traffic in each direction as you inch your way out. I personally believe it’s a huge Chilul Hashem. People need to go around the block and make RIGHT INTO or a RIGHT out of NPGS. Perhaps changing the direction of traffic in the parking lot or the one-way on First St. But something must be done!

  12. One of the worst ontersections during crunch tiomes 9when is it NOT crunch times?) is 1st and CLifton. Heading from 1st st, making left turns onto Clifton South should NOT be allowed during certain hours. At the very least there should be a DON’T BLOCK THE BOX and drivers should be ticketed for entering that intersection when unable to clear it.

  13. Lakewood should turn the 9 into one way North and turn Clifton and Lexington into one way South. People can turn off on side streets to access business and what they need.
    Lakewood should also have more left turn signals and crossing guards. Crossing guards should be paid $25 per hour — this will allow the city to staff up and this is nothing compared to the resources the city spends on all the accidents.

  14. The problem is that the town is overpopulated. Never meant to have this many people there. So much development but no improvements in road safety.

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