Letters to the Editor

Seeking Essex County Freeholder support to oppose Stop & Shop


Stop & Shop is appealing to the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders to take control of the 20 foot strip along Millburn Avenue that was relocated from Springfield 60 years ago.  The purpose for that transfer was to allow Essex County to widen the roadway should it be deemed advisable.  Evidently, no good reason was found to undertake widening Millburn Avenue; the purpose of allowing better access and egress for trucks and tractor trailers surely was never envisioned and is not a good reason now. 

Remember that, although 96% of the former Saks property is located in Springfield, Millburn would bear the majority of automobile traffic and all of the commercial trucks and tractor trailers for this proposed 70,000 sq. ft. “super” store.  The request for more roadway width reinforces the fact that some of the delivery trucks and tractor trailers cannot safely negotiate turns in a single maneuver when entering and leaving the site.  The center line of Millburn Avenue and the center line of the driveway would necessarily be crossed by certain trucks, creating dangerous situations.  Widening Millburn Avenue would serve Stop & Shop’s interests but not those of Millburn.

Another consideration is the new Walgreen’s being built at the corner of Millburn and Morris Avenues, adding to an already heavily congested intersection and contributing even more traffic at the western end of Millburn Avenue.

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We‘re counting on the Freeholder Board to continue to support the Township of Millburn in protecting drivers and pedestrians as well as small businesses and residences in the area that would be adversely affected by the increased amount of traffic causing numerous safety concerns that cannot be resolved by widening Millburn Avenue.

Elaine Becker

Rick Sacks

Residents for Traffic Safety

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