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Four-way stop coming to Sussex County intersection

FRANKLIN BOROUGH, NJ (Sussex County) – A Franklin Borough intersection will be converted into a four-way stop next month.

According to police, the change is coming to the intersection of Main Street and Junction Street. Under the current configuration, drivers are met with flashing yellow lights when traveling northbound and southbound on Main Street. Meanwhile, eastbound and westbound traffic on Junction Street encounter flashing red lights.

“While there have not been any recent accidents of magnitude at that location, the Borough and our agency are committed to proactively addressing traffic complaints and concerns rather than waiting to take action only after a tragedy has occurred,” Franklin Borough Police Department Sergeant Robert Vander Ploeg told RNJ.

As a part of the planned improvements approved by the Mayor and Council, stop signs will be installed in all directions, converting the intersection into a 4-way stop for increased safety and efficiency, police said.

“The Franklin Borough Police Department is supportive of any decision made by the Mayor and Council that promotes a greater degree of safety on our municipal roadways,” Ploeg said.

Installation of the traffic control enhancements for the intersection has been scheduled for April 1, police said.

Jay Edwards

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