New Jersey’s Busy Route 35 Sees Major Traffic Changes In The Off Season
It's that time of the year again here at the Jersey Shore when the temperatures cool off drastically, the days get shorter, and the "off-season" has taken a stronghold.
There are a lot of positives to this time of year if you ask me.
Our favorite bars, restaurants, and local haunts are finally a little easier to get into for a drink and some food, and of course, the beach looks gorgeous this time of year.
This time of year also brings some big changes to a major road that runs through a lot of our beach towns.
In the summer, driving this road through Seaside Park, Seaside Heights, up to Point Pleasant can be kind of a pain because it is absolutely packed and full of cars, bikers, pedestrians, and people who don't look both ways before crossing the street.
However, once the off-season takes over driving down this road does become a little bit easier.
What Major New Jersey Beach Road Is Seeing Traffic Changes?
It may not come as a surprise, but Route 35 which runs along much of Barrier Island has implemented its annual changes to its traffic patterns, according to Shorebeat.
Speed limits have increased along large portions of the road from 35 miles per hour to 45 miles per hour.
In addition, most of the traffic lights on the island have begun to flash yellow indicating you don't need to stop, but rather proceed with caution.
Not All Traffic Lights Are Blinking Yellow, However.
Shorebeat reports that you do have to keep an eye out for a few traffic lights that remain operational throughout the year.
Meaning they still circle through a green-yellow-red pattern.
Those lights are the ones at the intersections of Presidents Avenue, and Washington Avenue in Lavallette as well as the light in front of the Lavallette elementary school as well as Borough Hall.
So next time you're traveling to one of our great beach towns, just keep these new traffic patterns in mind, and don't zone out driving down 35 like I sometimes do!
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