SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The long awaited traffic light located at Woodland Avenue and Oak Tree Road was activated this past week. The signal, which will be synchronized with the lights at Oak Park Commons and Park Avenue, is expected to improve the safety of the difficult 3-way junction.

“This project had been in the works for a while, and, I’m glad that we were able to come together with Edison and Middlesex County to get this done,” said South Plainfield Mayor Anesh earlier this year.

Councilman Derryck White and Councilman Jon Dean both echoed Mayor Anesh’s comments.

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“I am very pleased this project came to fruition,” said Councilman Derryck White. “It will improve the safety of the Woodland Ave and Oak Tree Road intersection. In addition, this project is a stark reminder municipalities and counties should and can work collaboratively. In the end the biggest beneficiaries are the residents and commuters who we have been elected to serve.”

“Although the road closure for the final part of the construction project was a short term inconvenience for those that travel Woodland Avenue on a daily basis,” said Councilman Jon Dean. “The completion of this long awaited project was well worth it for all that travel roadway.”

“I have lived most of my life on Woodland Avenue, and I know firsthand how necessary this traffic light is for South Plainfield residents, Edison residents and commuters,” said Council President Robert Bengivenga. “This is another project I am glad to have been able to work with others to get done.”