The New Brunswick Police Department advises motorists to be prepared for a new traffic pattern beginning today on Livingston Avenue.
Livingston Avenue has been narrowed down to two travel lanes, with a center turning lane, in the following areas:
- Delavan Street to Baldwin Street
- Elizabeth Street to Loretto Street
In these areas, the four-lane roadway will narrow to two, and motorists will use a new center lane for left turns.
Traffic cones will be placed on the road throughout this week to help guide cars into the new lanes. Signs have also been erected on Livingston Avenue to alert motorists to the changes.
Additionally, curb-side parking will be suspended in the two affected areas.
These traffic changes are part of a pilot phase of a “Road Diet” plan for Livingston Avenue, intended to ease traffic and increase pedestrian safety.
This plan is the result of a Rutgers University study commissioned by the City of New Brunswick and presented to Middlesex County officials.
The goal of the study is to devise a long-term improvement plan for Livingston Avenue, spanning George Street to the border of North Brunswick.