FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2008

CONTACT: Wayne Avery, 908-527-4742
Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

UNION COUNTY TO UPGRADE TWO INTERSECTIONS IN CRANFORD TOWNSHIP

 

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today plans to upgrade two intersections on Lincoln Avenue in the Township of Cranford. The project will include improvements to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Centennial Avenue as well as Lincoln Avenue and Walnut Avenue.

The project will upgrade two traffic signal systems in the Township of Cranford and improve vehicular and pedestrian safety. The system will replace antiquated signals systems with
up-to-date technology. All systems will include:

  • Multi-phase controllers
  • 12” all-LED signal lights
  • 8-hour battery backup power supplies
  • LED pedestrian signals with count-down indicators
  • Upgraded traffic patterns and striping
  • Demand-actuated signals, where appropriate
  • ITS coordination with other signals in the Lincoln Avenue and Centennial Avenue corridors

“This project will go a long way toward ensuring the safety of the residents living in this area as well as all those who use these roadways doing their daily travels,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “It is important for us to keep our systems updated so traffic throughout the county can move smoothly and safely.”

Funding for this project is from a Federal Grant that was included in SAFTEA-LU 2004-2005.

The bidding process will begin in early 2009, with a construction timetable to follow.