NJDOT announces completion of
Route 4 pedestrian safety project
in Elmwood Park and Fairlawn
Department installs traffic signals and relocated crosswalk
(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion of a pedestrian safety project in Elmwood Park and Fairlawn at Route 4/Broadway and 55th Street.
This project enhances safety for pedestrians who cross the busy highway, including pedestrians on their way to and from NJ TRANSIT’s Broadway Fairlawn train station on the Bergen County Line. The previous crosswalk was not equipped with traffic signals.
“The improvements to the crosswalk will help ensure the safety of those pedestrians crossing Route 4,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox said. “We worked closely with state and local officials to have this project finished by the beginning of May. I’m pleased that we were able to get these important safety measures installed quickly.”
“Pedestrian safety has been a major focus through this initiative, especially with the number of motorists traveling along Route 4,” said Senator Pou (D35-Bergen, Passaic). “I would like to thank Commissioner Fox and my colleagues at the Legislature for addressing this important issue and for implementing a crosswalk that will ensure the safety of pedestrians.”
“I am thankful to Commissioner Jamie Fox and DOT staff for eliminating impediments to this important project which will greatly enhance pedestrian safety at the Broadway NJ Transit station in Fair Lawn, while also enhancing economic development along the Broadway Corridor,” Senator Gordon (D38-Bergen, Passaic) said The completion of this project serves as an example of how the community stands to benefit from public-private partnerships. I also want to thank my colleague, Senator Nellie Pou, as well as the municipal leadership of both Fair Lawn and Elmwood Park for facilitating this project.”
The project shifted the crosswalk 30 yards to the west and included the installation of new traffic signals at the crosswalk, as well as countdown heads informing pedestrians when highway traffic will stop. ADA ramps, new curbing and roadway striping were also installed. Barriers are positioned to dissuade pedestrians from jaywalking while directing them to the new crosswalk.