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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Township Continues to Implement Traffic Safety Improvements

Township officials and the governing body have worked closely with the Holmdel Township Police Department since 2015 to address residents' concerns about the four-way intersection of Holland Road, Telegraph Hill Road, Takolusa Drive and South Holland Road.

Sgt. Christopher Cherney said during this period the police department has studied and documented incidences at the intersection, and made “several recommendations” for upgrades.

Beginning in 2016, the Police Department began an aggressive enforcement initiative at the intersection. These efforts included patrolling for stop sign violations, speeding, and failure to yield the right of way. 

This education and enforcement campaign has resulted in a significant reduction of motor vehicle collisions (MVC).

Holmdel Police Department MVC Statistics for the Intersection

2015: 8

2016: 8

2017: 4

2018: 3 (as of Sept. 19)

“The recommendations and enforcement initiatives that have been implemented have helped create a safer environment at the intersection,” Mayor Tom Critelli said. “Maintaining the security of our residents is the most important duty the governing body has, and we can’t thank our police department and township personnel enough for their continued efforts to improve conditions at the intersection. But there is still more work to be done, and further improvements to come at this vitally important intersection.”

The township and police department are currently working with Township Engineer, T&M Associates, regarding those recommendations. Once the engineer completes their assessment, the governing body will collaborate with the police department to implement further traffic safety improvements at the intersection.

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