Engineers Describe Roundabout Proposed For Walnut/West Hobart Gap Intersection

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Essex County, in cooperation with LivingstonTownship,the North Jersey Transportation PlanningAuthority, the New Jersey Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration, on Thursday, May 23, hosted a public information forum about a single lane roundabout that has been proposed for the intersection of Walnut Street and West Hobart Gap Road.The open house format program was held at the Livingston United Methodist Church, which is located at the intersection in question.

Essex County is receiving Federal Highway Safety Improvement Program funds from the Federal Highway Administration through the Local Safety Program for the roundabout. Currently, through traffic at the intersection is controlled with the use of three-way stop signs.

Aformal presentation was given by William McGarrigel, vice president and general manager of transportation for Urban Engineers, the firm which designed the roundabout.



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