Monmouth + Ocean’s Most Dangerous Roads
Where are the most dangerous roads in Monmouth and Ocean counties? According to stats from the New Jersey Department of Transportation, two Monmouth/Ocean stretches make the list of New Jersey’s 20 Most Dangerous Roads.
The “Top 20″ were determined by the routes that have the highest number of crashes-per-million-miles-traveled on each road.
North Jersey proved to have the most treacherous roadways statistically. #1 on the list, Route 139U, at Pulaski Skyway Terminus in Jersey City.
#15 – Monmouth County – Route 66 (Neptune / Asbury Park)
Route 66 serves as an important connector between the Garden State Parkway to the west and Route 18 and Asbury Park to the east. Route 66, which varies from a two-lane undivided road to a four-lane divided highway, passes through commercial areas that include the corporate offices and newsroom of The Asbury Park Press. The road had a rate of 6.11 accidents for every million miles traveled in 2012.
#18 – Ocean County – Route 88 (Point Pleasant, Brick, Lakewood)
Route 88 is a state highway that runs 10.02 miles beginning at Route 9 in Lakewood, passing through Brick Township and ending at Route 35 in Point Pleasant Beach. The highway is a major access road for coastal areas in northern Ocean County. Route 88 had a rate of 5.63 accidents for every million miles traveled in 2012.
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