WHAT'S REALLY BEHIND MONMOUTH COUNTY'S LANDGRAB PLAN TO TURN SYCAMORE AVENUE INTO A 5 LANE HIGHWAY
DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY VALUE AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
IN THE NAME OF INCREASED COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC & MORE URBAN BLIGHT
YOUR VOICE IS BEING HEARD!
Thanks to all who have attended meetings, wrote letters, and put lawn signs in your yard- the County Freeholders, and our
Town Council have responded with alternate suggestions- but now, we must
HOLD THEM TO THEIR WORD
As of 9/25/18 Tinton Falls council will vote at their next meeting to tell the County to
REMOVE HOPE ROAD FROM THEIR MASTER PLAN !! This is GREAT NEWS!
The County has also promised to study a lower speed limit on Sycamore Avenue, and retiming of lights, and other signage and street modifications which will increase safety for all!
Please visit our Facebook page for the latest news, and please- continue to attend our Council and Freeholder meetings to hold them to what they have promised.
THIS IS WHAT THE COUNTY HAS PROMISED US
WE NEED TO HOLD THEM TO IT!
(1) LOWER SPEED LIMIT:
Ask our council to request to the county to review the application for lowering the speed limit so that the council can add a letter of support to that application
(2) MODIFY EXISTING LIGHT TIMING:
Ask the council write a letter to the county requesting to know when it will make the modifications to the existing signal to prevent westbound traffic along Sycamore for several seconds while the green arrow functions for left turns onto Hope
(3)FIX EXISTING PROBLEMS WITH TREES
Ask the council write a letter to the county inquiring if it will seek an easement from the property owner of the parcel that contains the trees limiting westward sight lines from Hance onto Sycamore so that it may clear the obstructions to improve visibility;
(4) NARROW EAST BOUND TRAFFIC
have the council write a letter to the county inquiring when it will further narrow the road on the eastern bound portion of Sycamore at Hance to further prevent vehicle passing on the right.
ALL OF THESE NO COST OPTIONS WILL IMPROVE SAFTEY
A LAND GRAB IN TINTON FALLS
We are residents of Northern Tinton Falls. We've put up this website in an effort to share the truths about Monmouth County's plan to “improve” the intersection at Hance Avenue and Sycamore Avenues in Tinton Falls.
We all know this intersection would benefit by installing a light,
we all welcome a light being installed.
Yet, in a last ditch effort (and what amounts to the 6th time over the last 25 years), the County is holding the Borough of Tinton Falls hostage. Previously, they said the intersection was too "busy", but as that has failed them several times, they are now calling it in the name of "Public Safety".
The County is blackmailing our town by telling us they can only make the intersection safe by first widening the roads, (adding 2 lanes of roadway, a center lane and two 4 foot shoulders).
In the process, they will take our property, destroy our property values, and increase traffic through what is currently a residential neighborhood.
Are you familiar with Kozloski Road, Route 79 in Freehold, Wayside Road? Get ready, because if Monmouth County gets their way, thats what's coming to Northern Tinton Falls!
It will start at this intersection, and then go onto a 4 lane "improved" Hance Road- and will finish off with a 4 lane Hope Road between Sycamore and Tinton Avenue-
which the County is planning to "take over" from Tinton Falls.
Monmouth County calls Hope Road a "Potential County road"
Our entire neighborhood is about to become a thru-way for Monmouth County.
If you live anywhere on Sycamore, Hope or Hance- or in any of the developments which are fed by those roads, you will soon be experiencing commercial like environments which will make entering or exiting your driveways or developments dangerous- as they will soon become 4 lane highways.
We all agree that there is a public safety issue at the intersection of Sycamore Avenue and Hance Road. We share this sentiment, we live here. We don't have any other choice but to utilize that intersection at all hours of the day.
The fact is, this is a dangerous and busy intersection for 90 minutes in the morning and 90 minutes in the afternoon. To make it less dangerous, and more safe, you need to install a light. Problem solved. If people have to wait, so be it.
We wait at every intersection in Monmouth County during those hours, even longer when the intersection is traffic controlled. Install the light, and the intersection will be made safe, and the public safety issue will be solved.
Monmouth County thinks differently. Under the guise of "safety" they want a 5 lane 65 foot wide road cutting through our neighborhood. That the County engineer says it can’t be done is (to put it kindly) a transparent falsehood. Other towns in our area who have rejected similar plans for over-engineered roads through their historic old towns, and fought successfully to find more simple solutions. Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Shrewsbury, Little Silver, Rumson. Those towns have all told the county, “No Thanks”! Please make our roads safe, but do NOT over engineer our roads, and destroy the fabric of our neighborhoods, and our property values. Most of all, please do not take our property in order to create a highway. The reason is simple. If you build it, they will come.
The County’s traffic plan is so ridiculously flawed and skewed, its near laughable. Their statistics are incorrect and only take into account the effect of their stated goal. Their goal is to turn Sycamore Avenue, (aptly named after its trees which line the street), into the "Fort Lennar Highway", a 65 feet wide, 5 lane highway meant to be used as a pass through for the future development of Fort Monmouth by developers such as Lennar- a development firm who has historically not lived up to its promises with past development (they have built more than they said they would- and changed agreed to traffic patterns after the fact). When will our elected officials see the value in restraint, and in preserving the very qualities that make our towns, and this area of Monmouth County special?
You don’t need to go too far into other areas of central NJ to see what it looks like, indeed other areas of Monmouth County. For example, take a look at what the County did to the historical areas surrounding Freehold. Take a good look, because that is what is soon coming to Northern Tinton Falls. Sycamore Avenue is first, Hance Avenue is next, and Hope Road after that. Get ready, because its coming. The fact is that this is the first part of massive development plan, meant to turn this area into a maze of connected 5 to 6 lane highways that will support over development of Tinton Falls and the new real estate ventures in Fort Monmouth. Unfortunately our elected officials either really like the look of highways running through historical, residential neighborhoods; or they have the interest of the developers in front of their citizens. This is very much a public safety issue (that could be easily solved), -which has the grin and the greedy hands of developers laughing all the way to the bank underneath it.
FACTS ABOUT THE COUNTY'S PLAN
You can view the County's plan by
READ OUR FACT FINDING REBUTTAL
You can read our rebuttal by
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WE HAVE FORMED AN LLC.
SYCAMORE AVENUE RESIDENTS, LLC
If you live in Northern Tinton Falls, this your backyard. Please come to our meetings, and please contribute. If you live in Monmouth County- this is your chance to tell the County that they can't turn historic, residential neighborhoods into Kozloski Road, and the area around Freehold Mall.
Other towns in our area have successfully fought back and won- they had good legal representation. We can do the same!
Yes, we want a light, but we dont want Urban Blight!!
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO CONTRIBUTE!
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We will be sharing these messages with our Town Council and with our Freeholders.