Residents say Robbinsville Amazon facility causes traffic nightmares

Some residents of Upper Freehold say that traffic from the Amazon facility in nearby Robbinsville is wreaking havoc on their daily lives. The facility sits along Route 539 in Robbinsville. On the opposite

News 12 Staff

Nov 17, 2015, 6:58 AM

Updated 3,071 days ago

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Residents say Robbinsville Amazon facility causes traffic nightmares
Some residents of Upper Freehold say that traffic from the Amazon facility in nearby Robbinsville is wreaking havoc on their daily lives.
The facility sits along Route 539 in Robbinsville. On the opposite side is Upper Freehold Township. Residents say that with all the seasonal workers employed there to help with the holiday shopping season, the gridlock is unbearable during shift changes.
Jihan Nisar says that it could take up to 20 minutes to travel a quarter-mile, which is a problem when taking his children to and from day care.
"It's just very difficult because you are within arm's reach and you just can't even get there," he says.
Susan O'Brien, another Upper Freehold resident, says that she thinks it is unfair that Robbinsville gets the tax revenue from Amazon and Upper Freehold only gets the traffic.
"We don't get any benefit from this at all. Period," she says.
Robbinsville Mayor David Fried says he has police assisting with traffic, and has even asked Amazon officials to change its shifts.
"Believe it or not Amazon's building is the busiest Amazon on the entire planet," says Mayor Fried. "It got significantly busier faster than anyone ever expected and now dealing with some of the ramifications of that process."
Upper Freehold residents say that they also want Amazon to give workers incentives to use mass transit and carpool.
News 12 New Jersey did not receive calls back form Amazon officials for comment.


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