NETCONG - The popular Netcong traffic circle is being replaced with a traffic light intersection.

The Department of Transportation says the traffic circle was outdated and dangerous. But residents and drivers in the area say the 100-year-old circle was just fine and that the intersection will cause more potential problems.

The borough administrator says the DOT plans to make additional upgrades, including replacing a bridge that goes over a New Jersey Transit line, as well as installing new sidewalks.

The projects should be completed early next year.