Brick officials introduced a group of ordinances that would modify the traffic and parking regulations on several streets in different portions of the township.
- The first ordinance concerns Jeannette Drive in the barrier island portion of the township. The street, which spans both directions of Route 35 to the ocean, will become a no parking zone.
- The second ordinance concerns Folsom Drive, which runs between Route 88 and the rear of St. Dominic School. The street will be redesignated as a “through street” rather than a standard residential street to reflect an influx of traffic in recent years and allow the township to install stop signs to improve safety. Stop signs will be installed near the near-right side of each street that intersects with Folsom except if a yield sign is installed in its place.
- The third ordinance lowers the speed limit on Mandalay Road to 25 m.p.h. from 35 m.p.h. The introduction of this ordinance drew a question from one neighboring resident, who said much of the street is wooded and there does not seem to be any issues with accidents. Mayor John Ducey said a traffic study found the street should have its speed limit reduced because smaller streets surrounding Mandalay have been more densely developed with residential homes. The 25 m.p.h. speed limit will apply between Drum Point Road and St. Lawrence Boulevard.
The ordinances have been introduced, but not yet adopted. All three will be the subject of a second vote following a public hearing at the Aug. 10 meeting of the township council.