Improvements to Hamburg Turnpike Slowly Plod Along

Freeholder Terry Duffy says main thoroughfare is a 'terrible road.' Improvements to the roadway could take another decade to complete.

Twenty-two people have died in car accidents on Paterson-Hamburg Turnpike since 1994, according to a report on NorthJersey.com.

Wayne residents complain about the roadway constantly: it is too busy, dangerous, and filled with potholes. 

Freeholder Terry Duffy told the website that the roadway is "terrible."

The county is working to make the experience of traveling on the five and a half mile road a little better with the installation of u-turns and jughandles.

Drivers will be prohibited from making left turns onto local roads in an effort to improve traffic flow. 

But finishing the project for the entire roadway could take another 10 years and cost $100 million, the website reported.

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Pad February 24, 2013 at 08:24 PM
Hamburg Turnpike is a disgrace especially at Valley Road. Why is there one Northbound lane coming to Valley Road. Drivers are still making illegal left turns by the Park Wayne Diner. Also drivers are coming North very often in the Southbound lanes due to monumental traffic jams coming North which usually extends more then a 1/2 mile up Hamburg Turnpike. The zigzag north of Valley Road seems to serve no purpose and traffic enforcement in this area is lax. Work is being done at a snails pace and the end result won't be much better. As most states have eliminanted jug handles leave it to Passiac County to be putting more in. This in itself shows what poor planning there was on this project.


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