Road construction causes headaches now, relief later

Construction on a traffic circle in Clark may cause headaches for drivers, but many are coping because they know traffic relief is on the way.

Drivers say getting on and off the Garden State Parkway at Exit 135 means zig-zagging in and out of the traffic circle. They say sometimes they wait 10 minutes when they get off the parkway.

On Monday, the Turnpike Authority will put up cones along Central Avenue to start realigning the circle. Both the north and south exit ramps to Interchange 135 on the parkway will be widened as part of the project. The authority will also put up four traffic lights to better manage traffic flow.

Many drivers say they are dreading the construction. However, they say they know it is necessary.

All lanes approaching exit 135 will remain open during construction. However, drivers should expect some slight delays. The project will cost $4.1 million and should be completed by next spring.

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