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Council looking at traffic safety in Maywood

Postby MaywoodBiz » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:52 am

as seen on NorthJersey.com and in the Community News:

Council looking at traffic safety in Maywood
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:23 PM
BY SUSAN JOY CLARK
STAFF WRITER
Community News

The Maywood Council is looking into a couple of different ways to improve traffic in the borough.

At a Jan. 28 meeting, Councilman Al Ballerini reported on some proposed new stop signs.

The council had been discussing new stop signs at certain intersections.

"I think it's about time that we started to get together the ordinance for all those stop signs we discussed on the council. I spoke with the (Police) chief (David Pegg) about four-way stop signs on Golf and Romaine, Mendez and Grant, Parkway and Palmer. He was OK with all of those locations and felt that they would provide additional safety," said Ballerini.

No ordinance on these stop signs had been passed or even introduced at the time of the meeting.

At the same meeting, Councilman Frank Messar reported on a school traffic safety meeting.

"On Jan. 23, there was a school traffic safety meeting coordinated by Council President Al Ballerini. The meeting involved representatives of the Maywood School District, the Maywood Police Department and the mayor and council. The purpose of this meeting was to come up with ideas to correct the traffic concerns at both Memorial School and Maywood Avenue School," said Messar.

At past meetings, some residents raised traffic concerns at Memorial School.

One of the concerns was the bottlenecking of Grant Avenue when parents are dropping off kids parking cars on both sides of the road.

One resident requested an additional crosswalk. There were also concerns that children were jaywalking and not using the existing crosswalk.

"Both the Maywood School District and the Borough of Maywood are looking into ways to improve the traffic flow and to make the drop off and pick up of children safer at both schools," said Messar.

Maywood did pass an ordinance to restrict parking on Grant Avenue during school hours. Ballerini stated that this has helped the situation somewhat.

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