UPDATE: Four-Way Stop Will Not Be Installed At Clifton Avenue and Courtney Road

Despite granting preliminary approval for a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Clifton Avenue and Courtney Road at their meeting last month, the Lakewood Township Committee did not grant final approval for the project at tonight’s meeting.

The township committee was set to hold a second and final reading on the ordinance tonight but, citing concerns that the change may make the intersection worse, instead decided to not hold a motion and let it die so the township can further study what can be done.

During discussion on the ordinance, Mayor Coles read two public comments in favor of the four-way stop sign but noted that was indicative of the response they received from many people in the neighborhood.

In related news, the committee introduced and passed an ordinance changing the Kiryas Sanz and Shefa Chaim intersection, located in the Oak and Vine neighborhood into an all-way stop.

That ordinance will be heard at the next committee meeting.


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  1. I live in this area and we do not want it.
    Four way stops promotes a lot of horn honking. Especially late at night.

  2. I’m very depressed about this decision. I miss my home in Boro Park & the only comfort I get is from having a traffic light or stop sign at every intersection.

  3. Horn honking at night? Because there is just so much more traffic then, than during the day?!? Don’t think so. Not convinced.

      • The weddings end by 11 in that hall. Secondly would you rather have car crashes and fatalities? Imagine the noise from the Ambulances and Hatzolah coming to the scene of the crash! And how it would mar the simcha!

  4. Dear Mr Duh, the stop signs may reduce horn honking especially for a noisy night when there is a wedding which is not every night. Still unconvinced.

  5. if the police begin cracking down on corner huggers maybe there will be less accidents at this intersection. They erred terribly when they decided to make left turning lanes on Clifton Ave, they were forced to shift the main lines closer to the shoulder. The engineer/person in charge of the lane striping obviously didn’t realize that cars are always parked in the shoulder on Clifton. There’s really no way to see if a car is oncoming without carefully inching up into the opposing flow of traffic.

    I think it may be a good idea for the Mayor to appoint someone in charge of traffic safety issues; as of now no one is in responsible for this necessary role.

  6. We have the same big stop sign and i have no problem with it, if only other drivers would just be more of careful drivers not distracted driving by using your CELLPHONES when driving the roads would be much better for everyone else, and whats wrong with beeping your horn

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