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New Spaces Added in Ortley, ‘No Stopping’ Zone Comes to Ocean Beach Street

The Ortley Beach water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The Ortley Beach water tower. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Toms River officials have tweaked its traffic ordinances for two barrier island locations.

The governing body recently voted to repeal the one-hour parking restriction on both sides of Route 35 northbound, at all times, between Harding Avenue and First Avenue. Business Administrator Don Guardian said the restrictions were put in place due to a business that no longer exists. The newly-created long term spaces bring them into commonality with the rest of Route 35’s northbound lanes and could add a few precious spaces on busy summer beach days.

The council also, following requests from residents, decided to place a “no stopping or standing” restriction on Joseph Street in the Ocean Beach section of town. The residents had stated in the past that their street was too narrow. They had originally asked for it to be a one-way street – either fully or partially – but township officials expressed worry about unintended consequences for those who live on neighboring blocks.

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