News Flash: Green light extended attempting aversion of traffic

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Caitlin Wolfarth, News Editor

Due to the excessive rush hour traffic during drop off and pick up, the green light exiting JC has been extended to a maximum of 45 seconds.

Director of Facilities Stewart Walker met with the State Highway Administration regarding the intersection of Route 22 and the JC driveway. It was decided that the light will be sequenced to allow more time “only certain times of the day,” when the traffic is at its worst, according to Walker.

“The big frustration is that everyone is backed up and waiting,” Walker said.

During the morning rush hour, 7:15 to 8:15 a.m., and the afternoon rush hour, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., the traffic light to exit JC can stay green up to 45 seconds if the sensor picks up a steady flow of traffic. That is almost double the time of the original cycle, according to Walker.

 Caitlin Wolfarth is a News Editor for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.