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EMERSON — The traffic signal at Kinderkamack Road and Ackerman Avenue turned green for the first time Wednesday, marking the end of a year-long, $3.5 million road-widening project several decades in the making.
Bergen County and borough officials gathered at the light Wednesday morning to watch as engineers tested the signal to ensure it synced up with the railroad crossing gates. The mood was light-hearted, as those in attendance celebrated the culmination of a project intended to ease traffic congestion and improve safety on one of the county's major thoroughfares.
Fixing Kinderkamack Road – notorious for its traffic jams – has been discussed for at least half a century. But it took until 2015, when county Executive James Tedesco III pledged to secure funding, for the project to get off the ground. (full article)