It's one thing when tourists can't grasp some of our most ridiculous, challenging intersections here in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. It's a whole different animal when we have trouble figuring them out ourselves.

There are certain intersections that seem to continuously baffle some locals, and in my mind, that is even more infuriating than when a tourist or visitor to the area is having trouble figuring it out.

I bet a particular local intersection came right into your mind when we started talking about this topic. Make no mistake. There are definitely more than one. For today's discussion, I'd like to focus in on the Route 70, Route 88, Princeton Ave, catastrophe in Brick.

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So you're heading east on Route 70. Suddenly you get to this beloved intersection, and you pretty much have 3 choices. Let's go over them slowly.

Option #1.  If you want to see all the big houses and occasional peaks at the Metedeconk, then you want to be all the way to the right, so you can get on Princeton Ave just before the light. Just watch out for oncoming traffic. That merge gives you a bad angle.

Option #2. Heading to WalMart or Van Holten Chocolate or any of the seemingly thousands of local businesses in a small area, then you want Route 88, and that's the second lane from the left only. Just one lane, one arrow light, and you're there.

Option #3. You want to, for some reason to stay on the road from hell that we know as Route 70, then you just want to be in any lane but the two right lanes. but you know we see it every day, There's always the one car that has the left signal light on to get out of the Route 88 turn lane 50 feet from the light.  Why??

This certainly isn't the only intersection of confusion in the area. As a matter, of fact there's one right up Route 70 from this one. Maybe you know what we're talking about. We'll spotlight it in our next segment.


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