BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Several spots in the township will not have crossing guards when the new school year starts, according to an announcement sent out by the police department.

A traffic study was conducted by the Traffic and Safety Bureau examining all existing crossing guard posts. This study revealed that certain school posts do not require a school crossing guard to be present.

In addition to other findings, the following criteria were taken into consideration: whether or not the intersection was controlled by a traffic signal; the amount of pedestrian traffic; and the presence of adequate gaps in vehicular traffic.

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Accordingly, the below listed locations will not have a school crossing guard to assist pedestrians:

  • Timber Drive and Locust Avenue
  • Roosevelt Avenue and Little Flower Church
  • Snyder Avenue and Springfield Avenue
  • Plainfield Avenue and Springfield Avenue

The Board of Education website as well as the school notification system was also utilized in order to disseminate this information to parents within the Township.