If you have lived in Southern Ocean County for any length of time then you know one of the signs that summer is back, is the turning on of the traffic lights on Long Beach Island.

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From just after Labor Day Weekend until just before Memorial Day Weekend, if you travel the roads of Long Beach Island, you deal with the yellow blinking traffic lights. It’s a time of less traffic and less stopping and starting. That all now has ended as Summer 2021 gets set to start this weekend.

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This week the lights went back on, on Long Beach Island. April and I were just there on Sunday and lights were still out and you could cruise, but in an effort to slow things down and avoid traffic accidents the traffic signals are back to RED YELLOW GREEN

It will take you longer to travel the island, especially going from Barnegat Light to Beach Haven, but it will keep motorists safer and that's the bottom line. So take it slow this summer and enjoy the ride on LBI.....no need to rush, that's what summer is all about. Watch the traffic lights 🚦 and enjoy yourself.

There are a good amount of lights on Long Beach Island, LBI is eighteen miles long, so a fair share of light from Beach Haven to Barnegat Light.

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