LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como residents and summer visitors in particular are reminded that parking is prohibited on the south side of 18th Avenue from Main Street to New Bedford Road, beginning every Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday until 6 p.m.

Although this is the second summer that the parking restriction has been implemented to ease traffic congestion on the busy, narrow roadway, numerous violations continue to occur with vehicles being ticketed and towed — and with the illegally parked cars continuing to jam up the street until they are either moved or towed away.

As a result, the borough has situated its information sign on the south side of 18th Avenue near Main Street to further alert motorists to the no-parking designation.

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According to Police Chief Andrew Huisman additional signage on the poles on the street’s south side would not remedy the situation because many times when one car is illegally parked, others will follow without looking at the signs.

The fine is $50 per offense, and the tow charge is $95 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and $125 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Under Lake Como’s seasonal traffic flow plan, the 18th Avenue parking restriction is effective from May 15 to September 15.

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