Red Bank borough workers lowered safety bollards into their subsurface silos and reopened upper Broad Street to vehicular traffic Monday morning.
Marking the end of the abbreviated third season of Broadwalk, they also carted off the orange-and-white safety barrels used in conjunction with the bollards to keep vehicles away from the outdoor dining plaza.
Although redbankgreen‘s digital camera didn’t capture the full message on the electronic sign, there should be no missing the new stop signs that replaced yield signs on northbound Spring Street at Branch Avenue in Little Silver in recent days.
The change, at a busy location on the Red Bank border, was among three made to the borough traffic ordinance by the Little Silver council last week.
Borough officials have asked the state DOT to look into safety improvements at the Maple Avenue/West Front Street intersection, where a pedestrian was killed two weeks ago. (Photo by Dustin Racioppi; click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
The death of a 40-year-old pedestrian two weeks ago has spurred Red Bank police and other officials into discussions with the New Jersey Department of Transportation over safety at the intersection in which she was hit by a truck.
Additionally, local leadership is brainstorming ways to make walking on borough streets less hazardous, they say.
On the list to accomplish that goal: speed-limit reductions, more four-way stops, and changes to signs and lighting, specifically at the intersection of West Front Street and Maple Avenue, where Laura Martin was hit and killed by a New Jersey Transit truck on October 27.