Little Silver and county officials are looking for the public's help to determine if traffic lights installed on Branch Avenue should be removed or remain in place.
Traffic lights were installed on Branch Avenue at Rumson Road and White Road when the county replaced the bridge near Point Road School on Seven Bridges Road.
"The lights were meant to accommodate the traffic flow caused by the detour around the bridge closing, which directed cars to Branch Avenue," Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff said in the borough newsletter. "Reactions to the traffic lights have ranged from pleas to make them permanent, to demands that they be removed."
The bridge was completed this summer, so the county now needs to make a decision, and Little Silver is going to help by holding a special meeting on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Markham Place School cafetorium.
"We will ask our police to be there, along with the county engineering department," Neff said. "I'd like to ask anyone with an interest in the topic to attend."
A survey has also been placed in the borough newsletter and can be filled out by residents and mailed or delivered to Little Silver Borough Hall. The survey simply asks residents to say whether or not the traffic signals should remain and can be found by clicking here.
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