The improvement project to widen the intersection is anticipated to be complete by late November.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Improvements on the intersection of Rt. 527 (Siloam Rd./Smithburg Rd.) and Rt. 537 (Monmouth Rd.) have recently begun. The intersection renovations, which are being funded by Monmouth County, will widen Rt. 537 into two lanes of traffic flowing both eastbound and westbound. A left-hand turn lane will be incorporated into the intersection on both the north and south sides of Rt. 527. A right lane of traffic will also flow straight across Rt. 537. The project is expected to be completed on Nov. 23, 2012. In the meantime, slow moving traffic is expected to occur sporadically throughout the project, but there will be no lane closures.
The intersection of Rt. 527 and Rt. 537 will undergo improvements this summer due to the high capacity of cars during peak hours, according to the Asbury Park Press.
The intersection of Rt. 537 and Rt. 527 will undergo some major renovations this summer. According to the Asbury Park Press, a contract was awarded to DeFino Contracting Company of Old Bridge for the project at the last Monmouth County Board of Freeholders meeting. The five month project will add a traffic signal, widen the intersection, add traffic lanes, and improve drainage, according to County Engineer Joseph M. Ettore, the Press reported. The reason the intersection needs improvement is because the amount of traffic at the intersection during peak hours currently exceeds the design capacity for the intersection, Ettore said, according to the Press. Ettore also said, according to the press, that 25 accidents have been recorded at the …