Stockton University Entrance’s $1.3M Makeover Includes New Traffic Light in Pomona, NJ
In an effort to improve the safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in the area of the Pomona Road and Vera King Farris Drive entrance of Stockton University, the intersection was given a $1.3 million dollar makeover that includes a brand-new traffic light.
The project reportedly marks its completion today.
The intersection at Pomona and Vera King Farris has been converted from a single stop sign to a full traffic signal that will hopefully reduce the number of accidents.
Pomona Road itself has also been made wider and given a dedicated southbound left-turn lane and northbound right-turn lane onto Vera King Farris Drive at the university's entrance.
Among some of the intersections other improvements are new street lighting, upgraded high-visibility crosswalks, accessible curb ramps, and reportedly more advanced pedestrian signals with audible and vibrotactile indicators that meet ADA standards.
In a statement, Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said, “Stockton University is a thriving institution that is attracting increasing numbers of students and visitors. These improvements will help ensure a safer flow of traffic into and out of campus and better protect those traveling by car, bicycle or on foot.”
The Jimmie Leeds Road/Vera King Farris Drive entrance of Stockton U already includes a traffic signal.