BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Parking will be prohibited near certain bus stops during pick-up and drop-off if the Bridgewater Township Council approves an ordinance for that purpose.

The purpose of the prohibition would be to make it safer for students in the mornings and afternoons.

According to the ordinance, the dead-end section of Walter Street, east of the intersection of Harry Road, will have no parking form 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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In addition, the west side of Harry Road, 150 feet north and south from the intersection of Water Street and Harry Road, will be closed at the same times.

Councilman Howard Norgalis said the reason for this ordinance has to do with parking on the corners of the roads where traffic congestion was causing hazards to students being dropped off and picked up from the buses.

“People were backing in and turning around with dropping off kids,” he said. “The only way to safely resolve the issue is to prohibit parking there.”

Public hearing for the ordinance will be held April 4.