• Petitioned New Jersey Department of Transportation NJDOT

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    1. Eric Payne
    2. Petition by

      Eric Payne

      Princeton, NJ

October 2012


From petition creator Eric Payne: "Hello Everyone, It is a great day for everyone that signed and supported our petition. Thanks to huge collaborated effort from all local and state officials listening to the voice of Smart Traffic Solutions and all petition signers NJDOT Commissioner Simpson visited our demonstration today to announce the NJDOT is reinstating the jug-handles at Washington Road and Harrison Street effective “as soon as he can get a crew to remove the barriers.” We did it! Thank you Commissioner Simpson and the NJDOT for listening to Smart Traffic Solutions and holding true to your word to remove the Pilot Program if caused problems. We would also like to thank all the officials who worked with us, the press for listening to us and also to everyone that signed the petition. This is truly a great accomplishment and is the first step in our ultimate goal to improve traffic flow in the region to better all of our lives. I look forward to working with everyone to find a viable solution and work towards a Harrison Street overpass, Vaughn Road connector and Widening the Alexander Road Bridge at the canal. Thank you again and I look forward to working toward our goals together. Sincerely, Eric Payne Smart Traffic Solutions"

This petition is important to anyone that would like to impove the traffic flow on Route 1 between Harrison St and Washington Road in West Windsor. People should also sign this petition for the safety and wellbeing of the general public. The NJDOT implemented the Jug-handle closures as a pilot program and the general consensus is that the pilot program has failed. If in conjunction with the jug-handle closures three other projects are completed it will be a more rational solution. Closing the Jug-handles in itself does not and will not solve the problem inherent to the Washington Rd – Route 1 area. The three other projects that must be completed are
1. Harrison St overpass
2. Vaughn Dr. connector in Princeton Junction
3. Widening of Alexander Road Bridge over the Stony Brook Canal.
Implementing Jug-handle closures without coordinating other solutions has greatly diminished the quality of life for the residents of Penn’s Neck, increased travel time and cost for anyone needing to make a left turn to exit Route 1 at Washington Rd and Harrison St, forces drivers to cross four lanes of traffic and a solid white line to make a simple U-turn at Alexander Road putting them in danger, prevented emergency vehicles from being able to safely navigate the road way, has increased the number of accidents and incidents for the entire area and has not substantially increased the flow of traffic on Route 1 as intended. Please email and invite your friends and contacts to join us after signing this petition.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Hartmut Kraft PRINCETON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      These closures dramatically increase traffic on Alexander Rd into Princeton, are extremely dangerous on Rt. 1, prolong a 5 minute commute to Riverside into a 15 minute commute and most importantly, have no positive effect on Rt.1 traffic flow whatsoever.

    • Vivek S PRINCETON, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Its changes being made do not reduce any lights and seems there mostly illogical as it makes it difficult for commuters to Pct Jct and Princeton downtown for any one going on US1 N or S. Noone seems to benefit. ON TOP OF THIS MONEY WAS SPENT ON THE JUG HANDLE AT HARRISON JUST A FEW MONTHS BACK

    • Linda Conigliero CLAYMONT, DE
      • about 2 years ago

      Safety of the children

    • Lauren Rosas EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Quicker route

    • Gabriel Briggs WEST WINDSOR, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      I ride my bike from the university to home everyday and it's getting increasingly dangerous!


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