Are the Rumors true that Bayville and Pine Beach are Getting Traffic Circles?
There are some circles and roundabouts at the Jersey Shore.
Before I tell you where exactly they're coming to in Bayville, is it a traffic circle or a roundabout? There is a difference between the two. They are very similar but circles are usually located in neighborhoods and the traffic circles may be a high speed than in a roundabout. Roundabouts are usually smaller than circles. Traffic in both of them is always counterclockwise. Roundabouts usually have a speed limit of around 20 mph.
I believe, if I'm not mistaken, New Jersey removed some circles and roundabouts because of safety reasons a while back. I know several areas at the Jersey Shore that have them, but they're mainly in Monmouth County. There's one that I know of in Ocean County in Point Pleasant.
Bayville and Pine Beach are rumored to be getting one right along Rt. 9.
Bayville - The intersection at Korman and Ocean Gate Drive off of Rt. 9. I understand why the circle would work at this intersection. To keep traffic flowing at all times this would be a good spot and there's enough room for a circle. It might cause more trouble at Veeder and Mill Creek, but we'll have to wait and see.
Pine Beach - The intersection by the 7-Eleven, Grant Street, and Rt. 9. Spirits Unlimited is across the street from 7-Eleven. I'm not sure if there is enough room for a circle here, there's not a traffic light.
Are the rumors true?