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Posted on: October 9, 2020

City of Asbury Park Announces Design of Traffic Calming Measures for 3rd and 4th Avenues to Begin

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City of Asbury Park Announces Design of Traffic Calming Measures for 3rd and 4th Avenues to Begin Thanks to Safe Routes to School Grant 

10/9/20, Asbury Park, NJ – The City of Asbury Park has been authorized by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to begin design work on traffic calming measures for 3rd and 4th Avenues. The improvements are funded by $500,000 in federal grants under the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in partnership with the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA). 

The design effort, which will be led by consulting engineering firm NV5, is anticipated to be completed by summer 2021 with construction beginning soon thereafter. Pedestrian safety measures will be focused on 3 main areas of resident concern:

  • Traffic Calming on 3rd and 4th Avenues: The application proposes construction of 6 mini-roundabouts to help slow down the flow of traffic and discourage commercial traffic on 3rd and 4th Avenues from Ridge Avenue to Memorial Drive. In addition, 4 dynamic speed feedback signs (also known variable traffic control signs) have been proposed to indicate driver speed and provide a custom call-to-action. 
  • New 3rd Avenue Bike Lanes: Bikes lanes will be added on 3rd Avenue from Ridge Avenue to Memorial Drive. The upgrade, following the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, is being added with the goal of increasing safety for youth who may ride to school and will work towards completing Asbury Park’s bike network.
  • Traffic Signal Upgrade on 3rd Avenue at Pine Street: A new, fully-compliant traffic signal will replace the current sub-standard signal at 3rd Avenue and Pine Street.  Upgrades also include adding ADA curb ramps, new crosswalks, and 4 pedestrian countdown signals. 

“City Council has heard feedback from residents regarding pedestrian safety in the area and we know speeding is an issue,” said Mayor John Moor, “We’re thrilled to be able to move forward with this project to address these issues and improve our City’s transportation infrastructure.”

 

For more information on the NJ Safe Routes to School Program, visit www.saferoutesnj.org.    

For more information on the City of Asbury Park, visit www.cityofasburypark.com

  

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