POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – New stop signs were installed Friday in the Parkside neighborhood of Pohatcong Township. This was a collaborative effort over the past several months between Mayor Kern , The Pohatcong Town Council, township police department, road department and the township engineer.
The stops signs were placed in several locations where there are bus stops to make those intersections a four way stop. These stops signs are along Liberty Boulevard and Victory Avenue.
Mayor James Kern Said “After several months of planning, the stop signs throughout Parkside have been unveiled. Our police department will be cracking down on speeders and those who disobey or local signage. We Will be making sure our neighborhoods are safe and there will be zero tolerance.”
Police Chief Scott Robb said “We have seen an increase in the volume of traffic on these neighborhood streets. Non-residents are utilizing the side streets to avoid traffic lights and traffic on the main roads while traveling to the commercial businesses within Pohatcong Township. We have received numerous complaints from residents about the increased traffic. A majority of those complaints are in regards to speeders. We are hopeful that with the installation of the stop signs and traffic enforcement by my officers will deter individuals to stay on the main roads. This is about keeping the neighborhood safe. As Mayor Kern said, there will be zero tolerance”
Police encourage all drivers to pay attention to the newly installed stop signs. Similar projects are in the works for other areas of Pohatcong Township.