West Side Avenue Safety Improvements - Local Safety Program - NJTPA

The City received federal grant funding through the NJTPA Local Safety Program. The scope of the project is West Side Ave between Grant Ave to the south and Duncan Ave to the north. The project will incorporate FHWA proven safety countermeasures along the corridor, which are effective strategies in reducing roadway fatalities and serious injuries. This is in line with the City’s Vision Zero initiative – as this section of West Side Ave is identified one of the street segments with a high incidence of fatal and serious injury crashes on the City’s High Injury Network. The High Injury Network is a key tool for focusing the actions and strategies of the Vision Zero Action Plan.  Some of the safety countermeasures  to be employed include curb extensions, bus bulbs, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, and installing backplates with reflective borders on existing traffic signals.

Project Overview

Location: West Side Avenue from Grant Avenue to Duncan Avenue

Projected Start: TBD

Projected End: TBD

Funding: NJTPA - Local Safety Program

Scope of Work: 

  • Traffic signal upgrades, including vehicle detection cameras and signal backplates
  • Curb extensions and bus bulb-outs
  • ADA-compliant curb ramps and detectable warning surfaces
  • High visibility striping and sign upgrades
  • Replacement of deteriorated sidewalks and curbs
  • Pedestrian rectangular rapid flashing beacons
  • Drainage and green infrastructure improvements
  • Milling and resurfacing