Widen RT 9 Now!!
We, the undersigned, request that the State of New Jersey dualize Route 9 throughout Lakewood, making it at least two lanes in each direction. Route 9 is dualized from North Jersey all the way south until Central Avenue in Lakewood. Terrible congestion starts from the precise point where it narrows from 5 lanes to 2 lanes.
We ask that you, as our elected official, recognize that traffic congestion on Route 9 is no longer just a quality of life issue. Rather, it hurts our economy, our families, our safety and our future.
We recognize that some improvements are planned and have reviewed those. While helpful somewhat, they don't address the needs of our Township, County and State. We strongly urge you, as our elected official, to hear our voice once and for all, and dualize Route 9 to a minimum of 2 travel lanes in each direction.
We reject as misleading and illogical, statements or studies which claim that dualizing will only draw traffic off other roads onto Route 9.
We ask you to ensure that this gets fixed now.