A traffic light on Route 35 North in Lavallette flashes, Oct. 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A traffic light on Route 35 North in Lavallette flashes, Oct. 19, 2020. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

In a sure sign of fall, traffic lights are blinking amber along Route 35 up and down the barrier island.

Motorists, every year, are reminded by local officials to take notice of the flashing lights in order to exercise caution – as well as avoid stopping unnecessarily on the highway.

A few lights along Route 35 remain active year-round, including Washington Avenue in Lavallette where borough hall and Lavallette Elementary School are located, plus throughout Seaside Heights.

Speed limits island-wide were increased over a week ago to their non-summer figures. Most of Route 35 is now limited to 40 or 45 m.p.h.