LAKE COMO, NJ — Lake Como’s seasonal traffic flow plan is now in place, aimed at relieving congestion and increasing safety on the borough’s busiest streets during the summer.

It will be the first full season for the plan, which was hammered out by borough officials and the Belmar Police Department last spring and officially put in place right before the Fourth of July holiday.

Residents are being asked to be alert to the following traffic flow, signage and parking changes that took effect on May 15:

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  • 17th Avenue becomes one-way westbound from B Street to Main Street, with parking permitted on both sides of that roadway and a two-way stop placed at 17th Avenue and White Street to slow down traffic at that intersection.
  • On 18th Avenue, parking will be 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 will continue until B Street, where one-way eastbound traffic continues into Belmar to the beach.
  • New Bedford becomes one-way westbound.
  • 19th Avenue will stay two way from Bradley Terrace until it reaches Belmar at B Street.
  • Redmond Street remains eastbound year-round.

Meanwhile, neighboring Belmar will be holding a community meeting on Monday, May 14 to discuss the traffic pattern on streets in its southern end, specifically focusing on which direction one-way traffic should flow on 19th and 20th Avenues. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Belmar Municipal Building, 601 Main Street.

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