Posted on: August 31, 2017

With new traffic light, Kinderkamack Road widening project ends

EMERSON — The traffic signal  at Kinderkamack Road and Ackerman Avenue turned green for the first time  Wednesday, marking the end of a year-long, $3.5 million road-widening  project several decades in the making.

Bergen  County and borough officials gathered at the light Wednesday morning  to watch as engineers tested the signal to ensure it synced up with the  railroad crossing gates. The mood was light-hearted, as those in  attendance celebrated the culmination of a project intended to ease  traffic congestion and improve safety on one of the county's major  thoroughfares.

Fixing Kinderkamack Road – notorious  for its traffic jams – has been discussed for at least half a  century. But it took until 2015, when county Executive James Tedesco III  pledged to secure funding, for the project to get off the ground. (full article)

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