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Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Levinson Announces New Traffic Signal for Shore Mall Entrance

A new traffic signal system will be installed to improve the flow of traffic near the entrance of the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township, announced County Executive Dennis Levinson, following the approval of an intergovernmental service agreement between the county, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) and Shore Mall Associates, L.P.

The new system will include modifications to the existing traffic signal at Route 40/322 and Tilton Road and the installation of a traffic signal at Route 40/322 and the Shore Mall entrance. Both signals will be operated and coordinated from one controller and will include pedestrian pushbuttons and motion detectors to help minimize the potential for accidents.

"These improvements will greatly help to increase pedestrian and motorist safety in this heavily traveled section of Atlantic County," said Levinson. "I am very grateful for the cooperation we received from NJDOT. Twice in recent months they have honored our requests and expedited important projects that have been on the books for years. It is very pleasing to see that they recognize that certain projects are urgently needed in Atlantic County and are willing to listen to the concerns of local officials. I am also grateful to Shore Mall Associates for their willingness to cooperate in making this improvement possible."

Shore Mall Associates will be responsible for all costs associated with the installation while NJDOT will be responsible for maintaining, relamping and replacing the traffic signal system. The county will be responsible for payment of the electrical current operating costs associated with the new system.

For more information, please contact Joe Maher, Department Head of Regional Planning and Development, at (609) 645-5898.

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