Posted sign indicates Right Lane Ends ...wrong
Its actually the left lane that ends.
Sign should indicate merge to the right or left lane ends.
Sign is just before Boxwood on the North bound side
Contact Monmouth County Hwy Dept Traffic Division (phone # in the blue pages of your phone book)
Well - Its not fixed. Still posted incorrectly causing confusion with motorists. Additional problem is line of sight issues. Folks start to move left upon seeing the sign and then the the left lane merges right ! Accident waiting to happen. You would think a police officer would make note of this and report it . Duh.
Apparently the Monmouth County Hwy Dept Traffic Division doesn't subscribe to this third party reporting service. Click Fix doesn't fix anything it just gives you a forum to publicly complain. Similar to the change light button on a traffic light pole at the crosswalk.I believe if you just dialed your phone a month ago this problem (that doesn't seem to annoy anyone but you) could have been resolved by now. But you will probably just keep pushing the change light button on the traffic light pole.
Mon. Co. is looking into it.
The only buttons being pushed appear to be yours.
Having a bad day :-( ???
What makes you say that the left lane ends? What do you see? Does the double yellow line curve to the right? Or does the white line curve left? I think you are wrong. 99% of lane merges are right lane ends. I'm not saying you are wrong, but, it is very unlikely that you are right. After all a traffic sign is the law of the road. Line of sight may have little to do with what was designed... even though it seems like common sense to you. A right merge left is tremendously safer then a left to right. There are several side streets that intersect there that needed consideration when engineering that primary high speed road!
Nothing to fix here. The right lane is the one that is supposed to end - clearly. The curbing tapers INWARD or towards the center of the road right after Tall Timbers Drive. Please read the road. You don't state why you think this is incorrect, so, why?
that last dude is right, the right lane stops there. where are you from originally? that might explain the difference.
If anything needs fixing, it's that there isn't enough warning that the right lane ends. How about some more signs further up the road? Or maybe some arrows painted on the lane?
As the original poster I feel compelled to respond to the recent comments that this problem does not exist or was inaccurately reported.
It is very obvious that the left lane the merges to the right as I describe. I challenge anyone to perform a simple experiment... drive it. Stay to the left and you WILL run into a gradually widening yellow center median that defines a dedicated left turn lane. You are forced to turn to right to avoid driving over the yellow mark out and ending up in the turning slot. In contrast - the right lane simply follows the right curb line.
The steering motions are clearly from left to right to stay in the through travel lane.
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Two comments for you. 1. If there are no lane dividing marks (white dashed lines), at that point there is only ONE lane. (Get it? where the white dashes stop before Tall Timbers it becomes one lane.) 2. There is no guarantee at a lane merge that it has to be on a straightaway (yes you may have to turn your vehicle to conform to the lane direction), other factors including opposite direction left turn lane spacing will affect the usable space on the road and will dictate placement of center-lines and their curvature.
werner, you are wrong, the left lane does not end. stop wasting government money on stupidity. this will not even be a merge in the near future. the railroad trestle is being replaced and the whole road will be four lanes
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Name calling and denials will not change the facts.
- The road, (both lanes), curves to the left after the sign.
- The lane separator disappears
- Then the lane narrows TO THE RIGHT
The road merges to the RIGHT
The Left lane Ends.
The sign is wrong, and should also be moved farther north.
Just test drive it - stay to the left,
Return, Stay to the right,
Compare - Facts are facts.
I'll make this simple for you because people have tried to explain it to you and have not be able to make a dent in your thoughts. It doesn't matter what the roads does, it only matters what a traffic engineer that used education and experience to design the signs and markings that are the law of the road at that function, which is "RIGHT LANE ENDS". You still haven't even taken any consideration for the side road that comes into play there and you really need to see a little further that what only affects you. There are so many factors involved that you will never even realize!
Blindly following signage and markings that do not conform to the real world geometry of the roadway and movements of vehicles is ignorant and dangerous. Designs are frequently wrong, Engineers frequently design things contrary to common sense and real world usage and activities. What's the point of this web tool if people just defend and ignore bad designs ?
I was there recently and it has not been fixed - Really sad to see motorists move to the left just to have to merge back in to the right as the left lane ends - I and other who know the reality just stay to the right and move on without undue swerving and merging....
I don't know if you noticed but one of the comments above said that a RR bridge crossing Laurel Avenue will be replaced sometime in the near future. This may involve road widening. However, I see what you are trying to say here. If you really want to be persistent about it, you have every right to. Email the engineering department: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to send it to a specific person, these guys can help: Ming.Kao@co.monmouth.nj.us , Thomas.Aumack@co.monmouth.nj.us , Joseph.Ettore@co.monmouth.nj.us , Debra.Compton@co.monmouth.nj.us
Thanks for the contact info - There are several issues that have not been addressed through reports here that I can follow up on.
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