up at Old Freehold Road and Intermediate West Way is scheduled to be activated today. The new traffic pattern is part of county road improvements relating to the Exit 83 parkway interchange.
Old Freehold Road, a county road, gained the traffic light which will regulate traffic through the intersection with Intermediate North Way.
Now Intermediate Way has traffic signals on each end, with the first going up at the main entrance to the Route 571 intersection with the new parkway connector road. This, the second light, at Old Freehold Road and Intermediate Way, will help regulate the traffic heading toward or off the parkway interchange.
It will also impact traffic such as the Toms River Intermediate North School buses, but the activation of the Old Freehold Road traffic light comes after school is out.
The work was approved last year by the Ocean County Freeholders and overseen by the county road department. The improvements were expected to cost $275,000 and improve access to Toms River Intermediate North, according to county Engineer Frank Scarantino.