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Speed Limit Changes in Marlboro on Route 79

Changes were made between Wyncrest Road and Ridge Road.

The NJ Department of Transportation (DOT) approved a speed limit change on Route 79 in Marlboro Township, between Wyncrest Road and Ridge Road.

The previous speed of 50 mph has been reduced to 45 mph. The NJ DOT signed off on the change on Jan. 4.

Marlboro residents have previously spoken out on Patch and at Township Council meetings about reducing speed limits on other township roads, including Union Hill Road.

The Marlboro Township Council approved a resolution supporting the change, after a resident complained about the speed.

Speed limit signs on the road will be replaced in the near future.

Carol January 30, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Mr Mirkin, you may be referring to me taking time to pull away from a traffic light. Due to the number of people who choose to run a red light, I make sure that I have clear access before I pull away. If it delays your trip by a minute or 2, so be it, I will continue to do exactly what I've been doing. So sorry,
ITZcoolGUY January 30, 2013 at 06:39 PM
This is absolutely absurd. Vehicles now days are meant to be driven faster. They can accelerate, turn, and respond quicker and quieter than ever before. With these improvements we should RAISE THE SPEED LIMITS not lower them. I think a bigger concern for me is the Generation X drivers getting too old to drive. With age they are loosing their vision and reaction times. More should be done to make sure that older individuals actually belong on the road,
Michael Mirkin January 30, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Carol, I suggest that you get a hand-held air horn and blow all clear just to make sure the intersection is safe for you to pass. Better yet call the mayor maybe he put a cop at every intersection so you don't have to worry about crossing into the intersection until its been cleared. LOL!
Lucy Block January 30, 2013 at 10:30 PM
I wish they would make Ridge Road an UP one way. That would alleviate the speeders DOWN Ridge Road and would cut back on people trying to turn right or left onto Route 79. The speeders are terrifying and really take away from the quality of life on Ridge Road.
major January 30, 2013 at 11:31 PM
This speed limit change is just window dressing for whoever was complaining. A speed limit change of 5 mph is really useless and will have no impact on the crash statistics. Tickets may go up but safety will not be increased. If another car or a person gets hit by a car going 45 or 50 it really doesnt matter.

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