VERONA, NJ — A new traffic signal at an intersection in Verona is among the safety improvements that will be undertaken at 39 intersections throughout Essex County. 

The corner of Fairview Avenue and Personette Avenue in Verona is one of those intersections receiving attention as part of the $26.4 million in federal grants from the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority to make safety improvements throughout Essex County. 

The projects include extending curbs and installing refuge islands, where feasible, to shorten crossing distances for pedestrians; and the installation of leading pedestrian interval signals, which stop traffic in all directions to allow people to cross more safely.

“This funding supports infrastructure improvements to enhance safety for motorists and particularly pedestrians. The intersections identified for upgrades are along some of our most heavily traveled corridors,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., who is the county’s representative on the NJTPA Board of Trustees.