The First Ever Highway Traffic Circle Was Right Here In New Jersey And We’re Not At All Surprised
I love the Garden State but New Jersey and traffic go together like peanut butter and jelly. I’m not saying they’re a perfect pair…just that they often go hand in hand. Rush hour is more like rush hours and if you’re hoping to spend a summer day at the shore, you’d better leave early. Things are a bit different now and there is less traffic on the road but there’s still one thing we can’t get away from…traffic circles.
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Unfortunately, the circle is not what it once was. By the 1970s, it was inundated with go-go bars and other such businesses. (Specifically Admiral Wilson Boulevard) Today, it offers a variety of businesses including thrift shops, several restaurants, strip malls, and storage centers. While it may not be anything fancy, it’s still an important piece of history – and it’s right along the Cooper River. There’s potential there…
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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