Roosevelt Avenue becomes one way road at residents’ request

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AVON-BY-THE-SEA — One local street has been made one way in the borough, with another finally taken off borough maps.

At the Monday, Aug. 27, Board of Commissioners meeting, action was taken concerning the two streets within the borough.

The second reading and approval of Ordinance No. 15-2018 amends and supplements Chapter 161 of the borough code entitled “Vehicles and Traffic” authorizing changing Roosevelt Avenue into an eastbound, one-way street.

According to Commissioner Frank Gorman, borough officials knew this idea was already favored by residents of Roosevelt Avenue.

The street is narrower than other streets within the borough and Borough Administrator Kerry McGuigan said parking was only allowed on one side of the street, but it was difficult to get two cars down the street while driving at the same time.

The introduction of Ordinance No. 16-2018 was approved, which would vacate a street that has existed on maps since the 1950s but has not physically existed.

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