New Jersey – Speed Limit Lowered on Part of Parkway

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    New Jersey – The speed limit on the Garden State Parkway between Neptune and Toms River will be reduced to 55 mph starting March 1, and safety improvements to that section of highway will follow.

    The speed reduction will be accompanied by $1.2 million worth of improvements, such as installing guard rails and bringing road shoulders up to proper grade, after a review of five years’ worth of accident data for the entire highway.

    The program was announced Friday by New Jersey Turnpike Authority, State Police and state Division of Highway Traffic Safety officials.

    “The section of the parkway from milepost 80 to 100 had very severe crashes and fatalities,” said Pamela S. Fischer, director of the Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “It is not the area with the most number of crashes, but more severe crashes happen on this section.”

    Currently, that section of the parkway has a 65 mph speed limit.

    Close to half of the top 30 serious crash locations on the parkway are in the Monmouth-Ocean corridor, which shows a clear need for the speed limit reduction, Fischer said. [dailyrecord]

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    2 COMMENTS

    1. While they are “constructing” that area, I hope and pray they get rid of all the deer that hang out in the median between the Asbury Park Toll Plaza south to the Rest Area.

      Having hit a deer and causing over 10k damage to my vehicle, I could tell you, its NOT fun at all!

    2. To me it sounds like this would cause c”v more accidents. All of a sudden ppl start slowing down and then speeding up…. either make the whole parkway 55 mph or leave it at 65 mph. it seems anyway the issue is with guardrails it has nothing to do with the speed limit. Because in that case maybe they should put guard rails on the palisades parkway.

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