Municipal officials are reconfiguring traffic patterns in two roadways and adding all-way stops on two others in the Totowa section.
- Turning Henry Street, currently a two-way, into a one-way northeast bound
- Turing James Street, currently a two-way, into a one-way southwest bound
- Installation of all-way stops at the intersection of Paterson Avenue and James Street
- Installation of all-way stops at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and James Street.
Officials are changing Henry Street and James Street into one-way streets to “eliminate frequent side-swipe traffic accident.”
The one-way designations “will not create major adverse impact on the existing traffic circulation in the area,” states the ordinances. Both changes were recommended by the city’s traffic engineer.
Both all-way stops are being added to prevent “high traffic accident rate” near School 19.
Members of the City Council gave preliminary approval to four ordinances to make the changes last Tuesday. Public hearings and final votes on the measures are scheduled for June 10.