The North Bergen Police Department, in coordination with the Department of Public Works and the New Jersey and Hudson County Departments of Transportation, will be changing 79th and 80th Streets from two-way to one-way thoroughfares on Tuesday morning, Nov. 27, 2018.
In order to improve traffic flow, 79th Street will be one way eastbound from Tonnelle Avenue to Kennedy Boulevard, and 80th Street will be one way westbound from Kennedy Boulevard to Tonnelle Avenue.
In addition, as of this month, 81st Street is one-way westbound from Bergenline Avenue to 2nd Avenue.
These changes are being taken to address long standing issues regarding traffic congestion and parking in the area, and to increase safety for motorists and pedestrians. Representatives from the Police Department along with Freeholder Anthony Vainieri met with local residents on Nov. 20 to discuss the upcoming changes, explain the benefits of the new arrangement, and gather feedback.
Numerous street signs are being installed to notify drivers of the changes. The NBPD will monitor vehicular traffic flow throughout the holiday season and beyond to ensure the new patterns are better serving the area and the township.