Pedestrian safety improvements planned for stretch of Black Horse Pike

    It’s got different names depending on where you cross it: Route 322/40; Black Horse Pike in Pleasantville, Egg Harbor Township and Hamilton Township; and Albany Avenue in Atlantic City.

    Whatever you call it, it’s getting a little safer for pedestrians.

    New Jersey’s Department of Transportation has plans in the works to improve pedestrian safety on what the Tri-State Transportation Campaign says is one of the most dangerous roads in the state.

    According to a Press of Atlantic City report, the DOT will focus on a 4.5-mile stretch of the road from Egg Harbor Township’s border with Atlantic City and westward. Countdown pedestrian signals, crosswalk striping and new sidewalks are part of the plan, which also includes long-term goals to ease vehicle traffic. Thirteen pedestrians were killed on the road between 2005 and 2009.

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