Rocky Roads

Tips on navigating Bergen county's notoriously busy roads.

Getting from point A to point B isn’t always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re navigating some of Bergen County’s notorious roadways. BERGEN magazine asked its readers to share their least favorite roads and traffic nightmares—from pothole-lined highways to hair-raising intersections.

“Linwood Avenue in Fort Lee is a disgrace. The asphalt is completely uneven and there are potholes everywhere.” —Christine Weiss, 51, Rutherford

“Making a left turn onto Franklin Avenue from North Maple in Ridgewood is hectic, mainly because of the two consecutive traffic lights. It’s confusing, especially to a new driver or someone unfamiliar with the traffic pattern.” —Stephen Fox, 44, Glen Rock

“Traffic can back up for a while on Livingston Street in Northvale because of a left handturn into the Citgo gas station [near Pegasus Avenue]. There’s no stoplight and no designated turning lane there, which is a very busy part of the main road.” —Keith Schoen, 39, Old Tappan

“There always seems to be construction on Harriot Avenue in Harrington Park near the bridge leading toward River Vale and Emerson. It’s the unexpected traffic stops and unmarked detours due to construction that are particularly frustrating.” —Michelle Marki, 29, Harrington Park

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