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Toms River to Lower Speed Limits, Some Significantly, on Five Streets

A 25 m.p.h. speed limit sign. (Credit: Chad Kainz/ Flickr/ Creative Commons)

A 25 m.p.h. speed limit sign. (Credit:
Chad Kainz/ Flickr/ Creative Commons)

Toms River Township council members introduced an ordinance last week that would lower speed limits on several township streets – including a significant drop in speed for a few of them.

The ordinance was passed on first reading, meaning it requires a public hearing and second vote before being enacted. Council members did not comment on the reductions at the meeting, but voted unanimously in favor of them.



The streets affected by the speed limit changes are:



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Cardinal Drive: From 35 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h., entire length.
South Shore Drive: From 35 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h., entire length.
Colonial Drive: From 30 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h., entire length.
Continental Drive: From 30 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h., entire length.
Schencks Mill Line Road: From 45 m.p.h. to 25 m.p.h., between Hooper Avenue and its northern terminus.

The ordinance is scheduled for a public hearing and second vote at the July 12 council meeting.


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