WESTFIELD, NJ — The town of Westfield is asking Union County for permission to change the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection of South Avenue and Central Avenue. The changes were recommended by the town’s traffic consultant, Town Administrator Jim Gildea said at Tuesday’s town council conference meeting. 

“We do hope for improved traffic flow at this intersection, which we, I, believe we really need,” Councilman and Public Safety, Transportation and Parking Committee Chair Michael Dardia said during the council’s regular meeting that night.

The changes should help pedestrians, as well, according to Gildea.