SENATE, No. 207

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

215th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2012 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  JAMES W. HOLZAPFEL

District 10 (Ocean)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits additional jughandles on roads or highways in the State.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

  


An Act prohibiting the creation of additional jughandles on certain roads or highways and supplementing Title 27 of the Revised Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1. The State, a county or a municipality shall not undertake the planning, design or construction of a jughandle on a road or highway  under its  respective jurisdiction. 

     As used in this section, "jughandle" means  an  intersection design in which turns by vehicular traffic are  permitted  only by  the use of a deceleration lane which connects to the intersecting road or highway.

 

     2.  The New Jersey Highway Authority, established by section 4 of P.L.1952, c.16 (C.27:12B-4), shall not undertake the planning, design or construction of a jughandle on a  highway  project.

     As used in this section, "jughandle" means an intersection design in which turns by vehicular traffic are  permitted only by the use of a deceleration lane which connects to the intersecting road or highway.

 

     3.  The New Jersey Turnpike  Authority, established by section 3 of  P.L.1948, c.454 (C.27:23-3), shall not undertake the planning, design or construction of a jughandle on a turnpike project.

     As used in this section, "jughandle" means an intersection design in which turns by vehicular traffic are  permitted only by the use of a deceleration lane which connects to the intersecting road or highway.

 

     4. The South Jersey Transportation  Authority, established by section 4 of P.L.1991, c.252 (C.27:25A-4), shall not undertake the planning, design or construction of a jughandle on an expressway project.

     As used in this section, "jughandle" means an intersection design in which turns by vehicular traffic are permitted only by  the use of a deceleration lane which connects to the intersecting road or highway.

 

     5. This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     The purpose of this bill is to prohibit the planning, designing or construction of any  additional jughandles  on the public roads  or highways in the State. The prohibition applies to roads or highways under the jurisdiction of the State, counties, municipalities, the New Jersey Highway Authority, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.