Drivers on River Road will notice a new traffic signal has been added at the corner of 77th Street, the intersection utilized by Waterside Restaurant, PNC Bank, East Coast Fitness, Palisades Child Care, and other businesses and residences.
The light was activated on Wednesday, Sept. 6 and for the next few days will flash yellow on River Road and red on 77th Street to make drivers aware of the new signal. On Monday, Sept. 11 it will become an active traffic light.
Sensors will determine when cars are waiting on 77th Street or in the left turn lanes on River Road, and will activate the traffic signal accordingly, depending on the number of cars waiting. The light will go back to flashing yellow and red during the overnight hours.
The project was initiated by North Bergen and paid for by The Duchess, the new three-towered apartment building nearing completion at 77th Street. The Duchess will utilize the traffic light for their vehicle entrance.