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Scotch Plains Council to Vote on Speed Bumps and Stop Signs for Route 22 Cut-Through Streets

Cars slow for speed bumps on Myrtle Ave. in Scotch Plains. Credits: John Mooney
Temporary speed bumps were placed on Myrtle Ave. last year to help slow traffic on Myrtle and other "cut-through" streets near Rte. 22. Credits: John Mooney
As part of their 7th grade service learning project last spring, Aidan Mooney and Isaiah Nathaniel proposed installation of solar-powered Stop signs in Scotch Plains at a township council meeting. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Township Council introduced an ordinance on Tuesday night that, if passed at the next meeting, would authorize the installation of speed bumps on Henry Street, Myrtle Avenue and Willow Avenue, where several accidents have taken place over the past five years.

The speed bumps were tested in a pilot program last year and aim to slow down traffic on those streets, which run perpendicular to Mountain Avenue and Route 22. The streets are often used as cut-through streets to and from Route 22 by drivers looking to avoid traffic and stoplights on Park Avenue and on Terrill Road.

Additionally, the township is looking at installing solar-powered stop signs at the intersections where the cut-through streets meet Mountain Avenue.

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Over the past year, a number of residents have expressed their concerns at council meetings about the speed at which vehicles travel on the those streets. 

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