Shore Traffic Relief?

It’s nice to think about summer on such a cold January day, especially a nice long day on the beach. Unfortunately, said “down the shore” times inevitably include traffic. While there are no plans for the AC expressway, the NJ Turnpike Authority does have a proposal to begin widening the Garden State Parkway as early as July.

There are concerns about environmental and neighborhood impact, which can be shared and addressed in an open meeting tonight in Egg Harbor Township.

I hope they can compromise on a fairly earth friendly proposal and still gain the extra space. I’ve spent many, many hours sitting in shore traffic throughout my life, and think another lane would be a beautiful thing. Now if only we could do something about the toll plaza bottleneck syndrome.

2 Comments so far

  1. erec (unregistered) on January 30th, 2007 @ 8:40 pm

    That’s good, but they’ll probably charge a lot more money. I’ll take it, though.

  2. Jay V Cruz (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 3:01 pm

    to avoid the the toll plaza party, i suggest
    (a) getting an ez-pass to drive through them, or
    (b) taking back roads like rte 30 E. It may run through every town and you’ll hit a lot of lights, but it seems to work for me to get there in about the same amount of time.

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