The first day of school is usually tinged with a little anxiety. Did you get all the supplies on the list? Will everybody be able to get out of bed before 8 a.m.? And is it still OK to send Fritos for snack time?
This year, we have another layer to add to first-day jitters with the bringing a new wrinkle to dropping off and picking up students in Little Silver.
The have been working with school officials to ensure that the flow of traffic through the borough doesn't come to a screeching halt twice a day as students are driven back and forth to school.
Little Silver Police Chief Daniel Shafery issued an alert to Two River Alert subscribers on Wednesday outlining new traffic patterns to accommodate school traffic, which included the following details:
- Seven Bridges Road between Silverside Avenue and Little Silver Point Road is closed due to the bridge project and the closure will be strictly enforced between the hours of 7:40 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. On school days, police will only allow school traffic, residents, workers and visitors that are going to the Point Road School or the residences only accessible from the detoured area. All other traffic must follow the detour as they are not local traffic.
- The southbound lane on Prospect Avenue (south end) between Willow Drive and Little Silver Point Road will be closed to all traffic during drop-off and pick up times (7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.). You will not be able to drive down that road toward
- Pedestrians may walk across the bridge under construction in a lane designated for pedestrians while the temporary pedestrian bridge is being installed. The temporary pedestrian bridge will be installed on or before the end of September and pedestrian traffic will be shifted from temporarily coned off areas of the bridge to the newly installed pedestrian bridge.