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New Jersey Town Sued for Closing Shortcut to George Washington Bridge

Last week, Leonia started barring the use of side streets to non-residents during the morning and evening commutes

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    New Jersey Town Sued for Closing Shortcut to GWB

    A lawyer is suing a New Jersey town that is barring non-residents from using its roads as a shortcut near the world's busiest bridge. Ray Villeda reports.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 2, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Last week, Leonia started barring the use of side streets to non-residents during the morning and evening commutes

    • Attorney Jaqueline Rosa claims Leonia has no right to allow only residents to use its side streets during rush hour

    • The town acted in response to navigation apps that reroute some of the tens of thousands of vehicles headed to the George Washington Bridge

    A lawyer is suing a New Jersey town that is barring non-residents from using its roads as a shortcut near the world's busiest bridge.

    Attorney Jaqueline Rosa claimed Leonia has no right to allow only residents to use its side streets during rush hour.

    Rosa told The Record newspaper she filed suit Tuesday because she regularly uses one of the restricted roads and has to sit in traffic for up to 20 minutes.

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    Leonia last week started barring the use of side streets to non-residents during the morning and evening commutes. Violators could face $200 fines. The town acted in response to navigation apps that reroute some of the tens of thousands of vehicles headed to the George Washington Bridge.

    Mayor Judah Zeigler said he could not comment on pending litigation.

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