Traffic Light Change – New Solid Red Stop Arrow (Rt 9N to Lacey Road Westbound) – After a long period of Lacey Township working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to improve the traffic control timing, direction, and pattern of the intersection of Route 9 and Lacey Road, the most significant change has been made for enhanced traffic safety. As of 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the traffic flow northbound on Route 9 to westbound (left) on Lacey Road is now controlled with a newly installed solid red traffic arrow. Once the stacked and waiting traffic has had an opportunity to proceed with a green arrow (unimpeded by oncoming traffic), the light will now turn to yellow then to red requiring the traffic intending to make the left onto Lacey Road to stop and wait. This red stop arrow should remove the threat of vehicles travelling from northbound on Route 9 to westbound on Lacey Road turning directly in front of vehicles travelling southbound on Route 9 through the intersection. The Lacey Township Police Department has consistently been handling serious motor vehicle collisions at the intersection. This modification should help significantly reduce future collisions.
This modification may cause a longer delay for traffic travelling northbound on Route 9 to westbound on Lacey Road, as a limited number of vehicles will be able to make the left turn during each cycle of the light. Motorists must be aware of this change and safely comply with the new red arrow at the intersection. The solid red arrow indicates that traffic in the turning lane is not permitted to proceed. – Chief David A. Paprota, Ed.D.