Letters to the Editor 2019

NOTE: The Cape May County Herald is offering full coverage of the COVID-19 / coronavirus emergency to all, with no payment required. We are committed to ensuring our readers can make critical decisions for themselves and their families during this ongoing situation. To continue supporting this vital reporting, please consider a digital subscription or contribution. For more coverage, subscribe to our daily newsletter.

In an April 6, 2016, Spout Off, I wrote: “Very glad to read about the new purpose and need statement for upgrades or improvements to Routes 55, 47 and 347. The first step study should also include potential improvements to Routes 83, 49, and 50.  

"A network of roads leading into and out of Cape May County can handle more vehicles than one new road. Elimination of sharp curves, selective doubling of lanes, median protection, and widened shoulders and intersections would improve traffic capacity, flow, and safety.  

"A traffic simulation model would assist in quantifying the added capacity and benefits of such upgrades and improvements.”  

It’s four-plus years later and the funding picture is even bleaker than in 2016. It is time to institute a toll plaza on Route 55, at the Gloucester County/Cumberland County border, and dedicate those tolls to fixing up existing Cumberland County and Cape May County routes mentioned above.  

Where do our congressional candidates stand on this matter?

Get 'The Wrap', a new way to get the news.

We wrap up the news from the Shore you love, and deliver it to your inbox, weekly.