TRAFFIC NIGHTMARE: Thousands in Lakewood stuck in Bottlenecked Traffic for Second Day in a Row after Accidents Shut Arterial Roads

For the second day in a row, thousands of Lakewood residents are stuck in bottlenecked traffic jams around Lakewood.

Yesterday, an accident took out a traffic light on Route 88, causing extreme backups for several hours.

To make things worse, a short time later there was another accident which took out a pole, that one at the intersection of Cedarbridge Avenue and Clover Street.

This morning, a driver crashed into a pole on Rt. 88, causing it to snap in half. As a result, traffic has been backed up on multiple arterial roads in Lakewood, including Route 88, Clover Street, Cedarbridge Avenue, New Hampshire Ave., Ridge Avenue and others.

Drivers tell TLS it took them approximately an hour to drive from Pine Street to Ocean Avenue this afternoon.

“People should realize the consequences of their actions,” an official told TLS. “Today’s accident, for example, was caused by a woman who was on her phone and not paying attention,” the official said.


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  1. Lakewood zoning board, you think you were doing a kindness by allowing developers to build wherever they want? (moderated) You will pay for this in the world to come for thinking only about yourselves and no one else.

  2. Build more housing! The more housing the more traffic. The more traffic the slower the speeds. The slower the speeds the smaller the accidents. Problem solved. You’re welcome!

  3. Things will get much worse if the proposed Simcha Hall ordinance gets adopted. The ridiculously low number of parking spaces the committeemen are proposing for minimum parking will cause constant bottlenecks all over town.

  4. Literally one out of 3 cars I look into has a person male or female holding up their phone and talking t into it. Has no 1 ever heard of Bluetooth it takes 20 seconds to set up and you never need to hold your phome up to your face again. Holding up your phone to your face distracts you from driving as you are focused on making sure you can hear the other person well

  5. Sometimes I wonder if the infrastructure foolishness in this suburb-turned-city will drive me to move right back to New York when I can’t handle it anymore, despite all the reasons that I had to move here in the first place. 🙁

  6. Sounds good.
    Women won’t drive and men can do all the carpools and food and clothing shopping and dr and dentist visits.
    And every other errand under the sun

    No problem

  7. The only quick solution is to go into two shifts:
    Day shift 9-5. Night Shift 9-5.
    Including two shift schools, supermarkets, bussing Sedorim, offices, Drs. etc.
    No board meeting needed for good ideas in general and for these type of ideas in particular.

  8. Why not combat obesity and traffic at same time? Offer a hefty tax credit for bicycling. Install a meter like your gas and claim based on meter reading. Get BMG RHY to endorse.

  9. Talking while driving is a distraction PERIOD regardless of hands free/bluetooth/ speaker. Sure you can talk and drive but dont expect to remember full details of how you got to your destination.
    And thats the point.

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