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Ho-Ho-Kus Police will undertake an enforcement campaign at the Glenwood Road grade crossing that targets unlawful truck traffic and drivers executing illegal U-turns

Ridgewood's Glenwood Road to become one way street east of Upper Boulevard

file photo by Boyd Loving

December 7,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood

Ridgewood NJ, UPDATE: Beginning January 1, 2018, Ho-Ho-Kus Police will undertake an enforcement campaign at the Glenwood Road grade crossing that targets unlawful truck traffic and drivers executing illegal U-turns. The enforcement campaign is expected to last six (6) months. After completion of the targeted enforcement campaign, there will be a three (3) month review period. NJDOT will render a decision as to the future of the Glenwood Road grade crossing following the review period.

19 thoughts on “Ho-Ho-Kus Police will undertake an enforcement campaign at the Glenwood Road grade crossing that targets unlawful truck traffic and drivers executing illegal U-turns

  1. and Ridgewood police will be doing ? on it’s side?

  2. While they’re at it please let train conductors know that people may go deaf due to their merciless honking when entering and leaving the station. It is a total nonsense honking so frequently and so loud.

  3. Bruce – the decibels, frequency and length of the whistles are all mandated by federal law. Unfortunately, in that area, it reverberates terribly. But the conductors are not at liberty to ignore the law. Sorry.

  4. The grade crossing is located completely in Ho-Ho-Kus. All enforcement activities related to uturns must be implemented by their PD. Incidents at the crossing are what NJDOT is concerned about.

  5. Great.., now we will have two huge neon signs in the neighborhood for six months and after it ends it will go right back to the way it was. Someone will need to get hurt real bad or die before something is done. Man up and make a decision.

    The road is not made for the size of SUV’s going up and down that road and the people can’t manage two way traffics.

  6. 11:55. If they close the road. Will they still need to blow the horn?

  7. Close the road before someone gets hurt. I saw a car stuck right before the tracks. The car was on top of the concrete wall and they had a little boy inside. Just wait I see a big lawsuit coming.

  8. They will still need to sound the horn because they’re coming into a station. But not with the intensity and frequency required as when approaching a grade crossing.

  9. Stop wasting tax’s dollars on a study for nine months. You know it’s unsafe so do the right thing and close the road.

  10. 12.18: That law is beyond ridiculous. I understand honking once or twice while approaching and entering the station but 7-8 times in less than a quarter of a mile??? Way too much and doesn’t make any sense. What is the purpose? It is terrible for the households nearby and the people on the platform. It makes you feel like you’re living in a train plant.

  11. The bureaucrats at NJDOT conducted their phoney survey when Glen ave was closed for months last year for the PSEG gas main project. It took many months longer than planned because NJDOT refused to allow excavation under the Glen age trestle. Due to poor signage on the road and truck traffic that was detoured (without signage indicating that the glenwood road was not a name or thorofare) truckers unfamiliar with the area would rely on gps or maps and take that road instead of going north on Monroe to prospect st in waldwick or south to Godwin /Ackerman (since the substandard Franklin overpass cannot accommodate standard size trucks. ).
    I live in upper Ridgewood for 50 years and there have been a few rare occasion of these problems until the Glen ave project .maybe NJDOT should contact google maps /waaze to remove the route. And the recent NYC arrivals who can’t drive should avoid it. This sounds like a solution in search of a problem thanks to lazy NJDOT bureaucrats who should go fix the potholes on the highway and pick up the dead deer carcass

  12. 8:21 50 years on Upper Ridgewood. Back in your day did the mothers drive SUV’s the size of buses? You have people stopping mid hill and family’s are getting stuck on the tracks. The road was never meant for the amount of traffic and size of vehicles. Someone will get hurt or die due to the road / traffic. They should close the road and change it back to a foot path.
    How can you blame NJDOT this has been a problem long before they stated Glen and it’s only going to get worse. Good luck trying to change GPS.

  13. [email protected]:11. The mothers in the big suv also block the morningside by Willard. I m not about to lose the use of glenwood due to the new ignorant NYC transplants who can’t drive and have zero consideration for others,

  14. Hard to imagine making a U-turn there.

  15. “Close the road before someone gets hurt. I saw a car stuck right before the tracks. The car was on top of the concrete wall and they had a little boy inside. Just wait I see a big lawsuit coming.”
    I saw a unicorn yesterday.

  16. [email protected]:56 Well we all can see it’s all about you and your entitlement. Not the safety of others.

  17. @12:58. Quite the opposite. Those of us who are considerate and are capable of driving safely should not be penalized due to the incompetent drivers on glenwood or the lazy “it’s all about me” inconsiderate double parked cars in front of Willard .Or ridge. The self centered new Residents should learn to drive or walk if are not capable of operating thier big suv. Better yet…buy a smaller car.

  18. Wrong issue.. we are not talking about Willard or Ridge school parking. We are talking about safety of our neighbors and family’s on a road that was not meant to handle the oversized SUVs and the growing traffic. It should be changed back to a foot path for commuters .

  19. If you’re afraid of the Glenwood crossing, go around to Glen Ave. If you don’t like the train noise, move to a quieter neighborhood. You got the train horn discount when you bought your house. There are hundreds of us that use that crossing every day, and it is not a small inconvenience to close or convert it to one-way. Try to get out to Glen Ave at 8am from the Willard district… good luck. Maple Ave to Glen at rush hour… ha.

    If you have buyer’s remorse about Ridgewood, go back to Brooklyn where it’s nice and quiet, and stop pretending this is about safety.

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