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Valley Road Among Town's Most Dangerous Roadways, Study Shows

County roadway is among the most dangerous in Wayne data from a non-profit transportation agency shows.

Valley Road, North Leg Road, Hamburg Turnpike, Breakneck Road, and 502 have been deemed the most dangerous roads in Wayne by the Tri-State Transportation Campaign (TSTC).

Five people were killed on the roadways between 2009 and 2011. All the victims were 61 years old or older; three of the individuals were 83 or older.

Twenty-four pedestrians were killed on county roadways in those years, data from the TSTC shows.

A 22-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Valley Road last September.

The TSTC is a non-profit organization that seeks transportation reform in New Jersey and New York.

The following data is for Wayne between 2009 and 2011.

Year Street Age Gender 2011 Valley Road 84 Female  2011 North Leg Road 61 Male 2010 Hamburg Turnpike 83 Male 2010 Route 202 85 Male 2009 Berdan Avenue 84 Female

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Scondo February 28, 2013 at 06:55 PM
No center divider, no expanded roadway, open access , no restrictions on turning in many areas, speeds routinely in excess of 50MPH, no shoulder, it is not hard to see why this is one of the most dangerous roads around.
Wayne Resident February 28, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Everytime I drive down Valley, same thoughts cross my mind. Very dangerous. had a few close calls on that road.
Nose Wayne February 28, 2013 at 08:10 PM
When was the last time you saw our town or county police have radar on Valley Road, Hamburg Turnpike or Berdan Avenue ? I NOSE why ? They are to busy making extra money directing traffic at the construction site on Hamburg Turnpike.
Dana Marie Trentacost February 28, 2013 at 08:15 PM
I have lived on Preakness Ave. for the past nine years and there has been numerous accidents and incidents and it should be on the list of dangerous wayne roads too!
Nose Wayne February 28, 2013 at 08:30 PM
Dana, you must live by the "killer S bends". If you look at the guardrail by Garside, the county never fixed it because it has been hit to many times so they put orange plastic barrels there instead. Can't understand why the house is for sale ?
Christod February 28, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Look at the ages of the deaths...we need to start testing people every few years for drivers licens after age 65 or 70+!
George March 01, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Scondo, I hope you aren't 't suggesting we need a concrete barrier down the middle of Valley Rd? A town that struggles for a small town feel and wishes for a Main Street USA, Valley Rd is closest it has offer. Then again not how many Main Streets USA have a posted speed limit of 45mph with cars routinely traveling 60 mph. That with no shoulders, pedestrians, residences with driveways and cars trying to back out onto, schools and churches up and down. You want to know why you never see radar traps on this road, probably because with Town Hall smack dab in the middle the people to be nabbed would be our prestigious township officials. This road needs to have its sped limit dropped to 30mph and have it strictly enforced. It also should have its traffic pattern changed to single lanes each way with a center turning lane. That pattern has proven to work on Berdan Ave, Hamburg Tpke and Valley Rd extension.. No reason it couldn't work on the main section of Valley Rd. I understand this is a county road and I would hope Freeholder Bartlett recognizes how dangerous Valley Rd has become and uses his influence to make some change here. I would also look for the Mayor and Council to take some action rather than passing the buck and blaming the Democratic County Freeholders.
Nose Wayne March 01, 2013 at 04:30 AM
George, the speed limit on Valley Road is 40 mph, Hamburg Turnpike is 45.

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