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New Jersey has long been a transportation innovator

New Jersey has long been a transportation innovator
BY ERIC MODEL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
JOURNEYS INTO NEW JERSEY

Most don't think much of our roads here in New Jersey. They're too crowded. Many from elsewhere associate our state with the less scenic parts of the Jersey Turnpike, making us the butt end of too many jokes. But the fact is that New Jersey has been an innovator in highway design.

Yes, there's the turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

But beyond these roads, New Jersey is famous for having introduced the likes of the jug handle, the Jersey barrier and the traffic circle.

Take the jughandle intersection. A jughandle is way left-turning traffic uses a ramp on the right side of the road. In a standard forward jughandle or near-side jughandle, the ramp leaves before the intersection, and left-turning traffic turns left off it rather than the through road. Right turns are also made using the jughandle. In a reverse jughandle or far-side jughandle, the ramp leaves after the intersection, and left-turning traffic loops around to the right and merges with the crossroad before the intersection.

 

TCNJ Feed Our Friends 5K to support homeless in Mercer County

TCNJ Feed Our Friends 5K to support homeless in Mercer County

Integrity Health will be the Lead Sponsor of the second annual TCNJ Feed Our Friends 5K and Fun Walk in Trenton, New Jersey. All proceeds from the event will go to the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK...

What teachers, parents and kids need to know about cyberbullying

What teachers, parents and kids need to know about cyberbullying

Social media and technology have created thousands of new ways to be a bully, posing significant challenges for school administrators, staff, parents and students, according to the New Jersey Associat...

Mario Vargas Llosa: N.J. professor wins Nobel Prize

Mario Vargas Llosa: N.J. professor wins Nobel Prize

One of the Spanish-speaking world's most acclaimed authors is a visiting lecturer at Princeton

BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian writer and author of novels including "Th...

Jewish Standard caught in the middle on same-sex wedding announcements

Jewish Standard caught in the middle on same-sex wedding announcements
BY PAM LOBLEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
NOW THAT'S FUNNY

The Jewish Standard, a major Jewish newspaper based in Teaneck, published a same-sex wedding announcement last week, and then, after a firestorm of cr...

Hopatcong educator Danielle M. Kovach named New Jersey Teacher of the Year

Hopatcong educator Danielle M. Kovach named New Jersey Teacher of the YearDanielle M. Kovach, a special education teacher in the Hopatcong School District in Sussex County, Wednesday was named the 2010-11 New Jersey Teacher of the Year.

Kovach, of Roxbury, who is in her 11th...

News broadcasts aren’t that newsy anymore

News broadcasts aren’t that newsy anymore
BY PAM LOBLEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
NOW THAT'S FUNNY

I miss the news. I know that sounds crazy, since I write for a news website. I get news all day long via the internet, as does everyone else. But I...

State inspectors find no recalled Fisher Price products in 11 major stores

State inspectors find no recalled Fisher Price products in 11 major storesInspections at 11 New Jersey stores in the past week have determined that recalled Fisher Price products have been pulled from the shelves and are no longer being offered for sale, following a volunta...

New Jersey's celebration of its own cranberries

New Jersey's celebration of its own cranberries
BY ERIC MODEL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
JOURNEYS INTO NEW JERSEY

Notwithstanding the congestion and sprawl, New Jersey remains the Garden State.
Jersey tomatoes and our sweet corn are as tasty as any.

There is...

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