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.