Work to remove Garden State Parkway traffic lights may begin next year

    You know them well.

    You’re en route to the Shore, in the home stretch before you can see the Wildwood Ferris Wheel and feel the breeze off the water. And then there they are: traffic lights. Three of them. You’ll hit every one, stuck behind rooftop surfboards and precariously stacked bike racks.

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to remove those lights, pending wetlands approval.


    The plan, outlined by the Press of Atlantic City, calls for overpasses to replace the lights at Crest Haven Road, Stone Harbor Boulevard and Shell Bay Avenue by 2015, with work staring in 2012. One of three travel lanes will be removed from the northbound and southbound lanes, and the speed limit will increase to 65mph.

    Could we be a mere four years away from smoother Shore trips?

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