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Lake Como Traffic Alert: It’s One-Way Westbound on 17th Avenue to Ease Summer Gridlock

Seventeenth Avenue from B Street to Main Street is now one-way westbound in Lake Como, and a stop sign is in place at the intersection of 17th Avenue and White Street, making that a three-way stop. Credits: Cathy Goetz

LAKE COMO, NJ — Traffic can only proceed westbound on 17th Avenue from B Street to Main Street, and a stop sign is now in place at the intersection of 17th Avenue and White Street, making that a three-way stop.

The changes to 17th Avenue took effect on July 11, completing the implementation of a revised seasonal traffic flow plan to relieve congestion and increase safety on Lake Como’s busiest streets during the summer — primarily those on the eastside that provide direct access to Belmar’s beach. Each summer, these narrow two-way streets become packed with parked cars on both sides, causing gridlock and unsafe conditions when vehicles cannot pass easily in either direction.

Wth these final revisions, the entire length of 17th Avenue is now one-way westbound from Ocean Avenue in Belmar to Main Street in Lake Como. That means traffic will not be able to turn down 17th Avenue from Main Street to get to the heart of Lake Como's eastside. In addition, the three-way stop at White Street is intended to slow down traffic at that intersection heading toward Main Street.

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The following traffic flow, signage and parking changes also are in effect through September 15:

  • On 18th Avenue, parking is prohibited on the south side of the street from Main Street to New Bedford Road, beginning every Friday at 6 p.m. through Sunday until 6 p.m. Two-way traffic continues until B Street, where one-way eastbound traffic would continue into Belmar to the beach. New Bedford remains westbound to 18th Avenue with parking on both sides.
  • Redmond Avenue is one-way eastbound for its entire length with parking on both sides.
  • 19th Avenue is eastbound from Bradley Terrace to B Street, where there will be opposing “Do Not Enter” signs at the border with Belmar, forcing traffic emanating from Lake Como to turn right on B Street. Parking is permitted on both sides of 19th  Avenue.

With the new traffic pattern in place, traffic will be closely monitored by the Belmar Police Department for speed and improved flow. After the end of the summer, the new regulations will be examined by borough officials and Belmar Police Chief Andrew Huisman to evaluate their effectiveness before they once again take effect on May 15.

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