Ocean County, in partnership with the NJTPA, is holding a virtual public meeting on a proposed modern roundabout at the intersection of New Central Avenue (CR 31) and North Hope Chapel Road (CR 639). This project is being funded through the Federal Highway Administration.
This meeting will be held via WebEx on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. with a slide presentation followed by a question and answer session. It is being conducted in conformance with Federal and State regulations and is open to all members of the public.
This four-leg intersection is currently stop controlled on the New Central Avenue approaches with skewed geometry. The proposed improvements include a modern roundabout to eliminate left-turn conflicts and lower speeds approaching the intersection. It will include advanced signage and pavement markings on all approaches.
A modern roundabout is an identified Federal Highway Administration proven safety countermeasure and the preferred safety alternative for intersections. Roundabouts have been shown to reduce fatal and severe crashes by as much as 82 percent at previous 2-way stop-controlled intersections. They are designed to improve safety for all users, including pedestrians and bicyclists, and can substantially reduce the types of crashes that result in fatal and serious injuries (such as right-angle crashes). Design features include:
- Counterclockwise Flow: Traffic travels counterclockwise around a center island;
- Entry Yield Control: Vehicles entering the roundabout yield to traffic already circulating;
- Lower Speed: Curvature produces lower vehicle speeds, generally 15-25 MPH, throughout the roundabout.
Anticipated Project Schedule
- Preliminary Engineering: 2020-2021
- Final Design: 2021-2022
- Construction Start: Spring 2023
- Construction Completion: Winter 2023
10/20/2020 7:00:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
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Meeting password: Jackson
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Written Comments Accepted through Wednesday, November 4, 2020.
Comments may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
John N. Ernst, PE, PP, CME
Ocean County Department of Engineering 129 Hooper Avenue CN 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754
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