County to launch traffic study on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank

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Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone has authorized a traffic study at the intersections of Knight Street and Munson Place on Newman Springs Road in Red Bank to address the concerns of area residents.

The traffic study, which could offer potential improvements, will be conducted by Monmouth County engineers. The study was anticipated to begin on May 13.

“The goal of this study is to find out if any traffic modifications need to be made in the area,” said Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, liaison to the Department of Public Works and Engineering. “The safety and wellbeing of our residents is the County’s top priority.”

The traffic study will include automated and manual counts, which will monitor turning movements on to Newman Springs Road, as well as pedestrian activities, according to county officials.

“We will begin the study next week to ensure we capture school traffic in the area and we will also obtain summer counts to ensure we have a complete picture of road conditions before concluding the study,” Arnone said.

The completion of the study is anticipated by early fall of this year, at which time the recommendations will be brought to the municipality, according to officials.