Traffic Light Coming to Goodwin and Smith St Intersection

Traffic Light Coming to Smith and Goodwin St

One of Perth Amboy’s busiest intersections is getting attention to improve the flow of traffic and enhance public safety. Middlesex County Commissioner Director Ronald G. Rios, County Commissioner Charles Kenny and Mayor Helmin J. Caba announced planned improvements to the intersection of Goodwin Street and Smith Street in Perth Amboy. The project will include a traffic light at Goodwin and Smith Streets, Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS), and improvements to ADA curb ramps, associated sidewalks, modifications of corner turning radius, and new painted crosswalks. The project will begin at the start of Spring of 2023 and cost $513,403 for all improvements. Middlesex County and the City of Perth Amboy will each bear 50% of construction costs. Middlesex County Commissioners Director Ronald G. Rios said “These changes will not only increase the functionality of the intersection by improving the flow of traffic, but they will also enhance the safety of everyone who travels through this area on foot or by bicycle or vehicle.” 

The County is working hard, in collaboration with municipalities like the City of Perth Amboy, to implement an initiative called Vison Zero, a strategic plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries by reducing the number and severity of motor vehicle crashes. Mayor Caba said “In the last five years, there have been 129 accidents at this intersection. This traffic signal represents the innovation critical for us and advances Middlesex County’s Vision Zero goal. I greatly appreciate our Board of Commissioners, who have pledged to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries and improve mobility in our city with this improvement.”

Middlesex County Commissioner Charles Kenny said “As Chair of the County’s Transportation Committee, I believe this is long overdue and I am proud that we are the first county in New Jersey to commit to this goal.” “I thank Mayor Caba and his team for their support and collaboration as we work to eliminate the roadway and traffic conditions that contribute to motor vehicle related accidents, injuries, and fatalities.”