A Win, Win For Clark Residents?

The citizens are complaining once again about cut-through streets, speeding traffic in their area of Clark endangering their children’s lives. A meeting is planned by the mayor and restricted to residents from the Campbell Place area only. This location is the centerpiece of the administration’s new ‘Down Town Shopping’ area.

At this meeting a number of solutions will be offered to control the traffic. The mayor said that if the residents select a plan by a +50% margin he would implement the resident selection.


If successful it will only move the problem down Westfield Avenue to another cut-through street. Unless the folks on the next cut-through street are publicity active they will have to live with the problem. If the Campbell Place fix doesn’t work the Clark administration can say the residents got what they wanted. Mayor Sal would call this a Win, Win!

All this due to the failure of the administration to stop Union County and NJ Turnpike Authority from dumping more traffic on county roads in Clark. Look how they turned Raritan Road into to a high-speed advertising strip. From banners for Oak Ridge Park coming events, Italian-American fundraisers, singles web site, Johnson flea market and local garage sales all this as you’re going 40+ mph.

One can hardly wait for the 300 COAH low-income apartments to be finished which is located about four blocks from new world class shopping center in the Target mall. Which is just about the same distance from the Target Mall to Campbell Place in the Clark’s Downtown Shopping center.

Sound a bit congested, but we do need the ratable to pay our municipal taxes.

John Hoelzer

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