Freeholders Address Marlboro Traffic

Freeholder Tom Arnone, Director Lillian Burry, Deputy Director Gary Rich and Freeholder Serena DiMaso

Freeholder Tom Arnone, Director Lillian Burry, Deputy Director Gary Rich and Freeholder Serena DiMaso. file photo

MARLBORO, NJ – Monmouth County’s Department of Public Works and Engineering is working to address traffic concerns on Newman Springs Road (CR 520), at the intersections of State Route 79 and Wyncrest Road.

“The intersection of Route 79 and CR 520 is operated by the State, but since CR 520 is a County road, I have asked the County’s engineering staff to study the traffic at the State controlled intersection,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. “The County Engineer has sent a letter to the State detailing the results of their studies and suggested improvements.”

The letter requests that the NJ DOT perform an evaluation of current traffic conditions and implement measures to improve traffic flow and safety at the intersection.

“Currently, there is no lead left turn signal onto CR 520,” said Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “This causes traffic delays during peak travel times as drivers attempt to turn left onto CR 520 from State Route 79. We are seeking relief for our motorists.”

A second intersection in Marlboro currently being reviewed by the County is CR 520 at Wyncrest Road.

“The County is aware of concerns with traffic delays that exist on westbound CR 520,” said Rich. “We are investigating the placement of a left turn signal from westbound CR 520 onto southbound Wyncrest Road in an effort to improve traffic flow.”

The County has already begun the required investigations to enable a design that will satisfy traffic needs. Traffic counts were conducted last this week to collect current volumes and a field survey is being scheduled to locate utilities and right of way lines.

Work at the intersection will include new signal heads with a left turn arrow for the westbound side of CR 520. The road is also included in the County’s annual resurfacing program and is scheduled to be paved once the signal improvements are completed at the intersection.

“As the County has grown over the years, there has been an increase in traffic,” said Arnone. “What accommodated local traffic flows years ago is sometimes not sufficient today. This is the case with both of these Marlboro intersections.”

 

 

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Posted: October 7th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Gary Rich, Marlboro, Monmouth County, Press Release, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “Freeholders Address Marlboro Traffic”

  1. that MARLBORO mayor said at 2:39 pm on October 7th, 2014:

    The county should send the bill to the personal account of Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik who gave away the farms, literally, to developers Jon Hornik turned a nice, quiet town into a dump with terrible congestion and sprawl rivaled only by Long Island. Marlboro used to be known nationally for it’s farm production, now it’ll be known nationwide as the worst property taxes and worst traffic, all because of a selfish little man named Jon Hornik.

  2. Bob English said at 3:26 pm on October 7th, 2014:

    If you find anyone from the State DOT, send them down to the intersection of Rt. 71 (Broad St.) and Wyckoff Ed. in Eatontown. Pleas for a traffic light at this extremely dangerous intersection have been ignored for years.

  3. Kozlowski in Freehold Twp. said at 7:35 pm on October 7th, 2014:

    With two recent auto accidents resulting in deaths, I hope the county works on this problem first
    Dividers would help
    Thanks

  4. Marlboro is the worst township said at 12:10 pm on October 8th, 2014:

    I avoid the township at all costs! It is like someone puked housing developments everywhere with no regard to planning. It is a model of What Not To Do. Ironically enough, all the NYers consider it better than Queens and Staten Island…

  5. trouble in marlboro said at 1:20 pm on October 8th, 2014:

    johnny hornik has had 7 years to fix that intersection, but didn’t do a thing, just talk. the last election he did a political study and found that people where not happy with the traffic. so he had one of his candidates form a traffic commission to study and fix the problems. nothing ever happened. it was asked at town council by one of the Republican candidates what was happening 14 months later , and just got the run around, the town council pres would not answer the question. they did the traffic committee just for the election and then nothing. thank god for our freeholders , they heard about the problem from the local republicans, and acted on it in a week, now that’s good government. saw a problem and acted. if johnny would do whats right for the people, instead of whats right for his law firm and political career, the town of Marlboro wont be headed for the crapper.

  6. @ Trouble in Marlboro said at 3:47 pm on October 8th, 2014:

    If Johnny Hornick had 7 years and didn’t do a thing, why didn’t the Repubs make an issue of it back then? It seems you have plenty of issues, but can’t seem to capitalize on them.