Township of Springfield, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Springfield 12-14-1994 as Ch. XI of the 1994 Code, as amended through Ord. No. 2013-06.[1] Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]:
Editor's Note: The authority of the Township to adopt ordinances and resolutions concerning traffic and parking is contained in N.J.S.A. 39:4-197. Various statutory provisions throughout Title 39 control the manner in which municipalities may regulate parking and traffic. N.J.S.A. 39:4-8 sets forth the requirements for approval of such ordinances.
As used in this article, words and phrases concerning traffic shall have the meanings ascribed to them in N.J.S.A. 39-1.
Whenever certain hours are named in this article, they shall mean either Eastern Standard Time or Eastern Daylight Saving Time, as may be in current use in the Township.
A. 
Regulations not exclusive. The provisions of this article imposing a time limit on parking shall not relieve any person of the duty to observe other more restrictive provisions prohibiting or limiting the stopping, standing or parking of vehicles, as set forth in N.J.S.A. 39:4-138, any other New Jersey statute or as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Parking prohibited during state of emergency.
(1) 
Upon the declaration of an emergency, there shall be no parking upon streets or sections of streets where temporary EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are displayed. The Chief of Police, or in his/her absence the ranking officer, shall be authorized to declare an emergency and to direct the posting of EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs where weather conditions, accidents, fires, public celebrations, etc., dictate or require the avoidance of hazards or other conditions which interfere with the free flow of traffic. Notification that EMERGENCY NO PARKING signs are being or shall be posted shall be given to the operator or owner of any vehicle which has been parked prior to the posting of the signs.
(2) 
Any unoccupied vehicle parked or standing in violation of this section shall be deemed a nuisance and a menace to the safe and proper regulation of traffic and any peace officer may provide for the removal of such vehicle. The owner shall pay the reasonable costs of the removal and storage which may result from such removal, before regaining possession of the vehicle.
(3) 
The effectiveness of this subsection is contingent upon signs being erected as required by law.
C. 
Parking prohibited at all times on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets thereof described in Schedule I, attached to and made a part of this article.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-9, Schedule I: No Parking.
D. 
Parking prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified on any day, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule II, attached to and made a part of this article.[2]
[2]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-10, Schedule II: Parking Prohibited During Certain Hours on Certain Streets.
E. 
Parking time limited on certain streets. No person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit designated at any time between the hours listed on any day, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule III, attached to and made a part of this article.[3]
[3]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-11, Schedule III: Parking Time Limited on Certain Streets.
F. 
Stopping or standing prohibited during certain hours on certain streets. No person shall stop or stand a vehicle between the hours specified on any day, except Sundays and public holidays, upon any of the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IV, attached to and made a part of this article.[4]
[4]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-12, Schedule IV: Stopping or Standing.
G. 
Snow removal.
(1) 
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway, no vehicle shall be parked on the streets or highways or portions thereof indicated in Schedule V, attached hereto and made a part of this article.[5]
[5]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-13, Schedule V: Emergency No Parking.
(2) 
This parking prohibition shall remain in effect after the snow has ceased until the streets have been plowed sufficiently so that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
H. 
Truck parking. No person shall park any truck at any time upon any of the streets or parts of streets thereof described in Schedule VI, attached to and made a part of this article.[6]
[6]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-14, Schedule VI: Prohibited Truck Parking.
I. 
Handicapped Parking.
(1) 
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-197, which confers upon the Township the right to establish handicapped parking spaces in order to preserve and safeguard the public health, safety, morals and welfare, certain areas are hereby established within the Township which shall be designated as handicapped parking spaces.
(2) 
Such areas shall be used by persons who have been issued special identification cards by the Division of Motor Vehicles. No other person shall be permitted to park in these spaces described in Schedule VII, attached to and made a part of this article.[7] Such spaces shall be marked by signs indicating that they are handicapped parking spaces in conformance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways, adopted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
[7]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-15, Schedule VII: Handicapped Parking.
A. 
Speed zones. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-98, the roadways or parts of streets described in Schedule VIII, attached to and made a part of this article,[1] are hereby designated as speed zones with speed limits as specified. Regulatory and warning signs shall be erected and maintained to effect the designated speed limits, as authorized by the Department of Transportation.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-16, Schedule VIII: Speed Limits.
B. 
Through streets designated. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the streets or parts of streets described in Schedule IX, attached to and made a part of this article[2] are hereby designated as through streets. Stop signs shall be installed on the near right side of each street intersecting the through street except where yield signs are provided for in the designations.
[2]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-17, Schedule IX: Through Streets.
C. 
Stop intersections designated. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule X, attached to and made a part of this article,[3] are hereby designated as stop intersections. Stop signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[3]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-18, Schedule X: Stop Intersections.
D. 
Four-way stop intersections. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XI, attached to and made a part of this article,[4] are hereby designated as four-way stop intersections. Stop signs and supplemental away panels shall be installed as provided herein.
[4]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-19, Schedule XI: Four-Way Stop Intersections.
E. 
Yield intersections designated. Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 39:4-140, the intersections described in Schedule XII, attached to and made a part of this article,[5] are hereby designated as yield intersections. Yield right of way signs shall be installed as provided therein.
[5]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-20, Schedule XII: Yield Intersections.
F. 
U-turns. No person operating a vehicle shall make a U-turn at the intersections and streets designated in Schedule XIII, attached to and made a part of this article.[6]
[6]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-21, Schedule XIII: U-Turns.
G. 
Right turn on red prohibited. There shall be no right turn on red on the streets described in Schedule XIV, attached to and made a part of this article.[7] No right turn on red signs shall be installed.
[7]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-22, Schedule XIV: Right Turn on Red.
The streets or parts of streets described in Schedule XV, attached to and made a part of this article,[1] are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-23, Schedule XV: One-Way Streets.
Except for the pick up and delivery of materials, trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the streets or parts of streets described in Schedules XVI, XVII and XVIII, attached to and made a part of this article.[1] These restrictions shall not apply to the operation of farming or agricultural equipment on such streets.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See §§ 201-24, Schedule XVI: Trucks Over Four Tons Excluded, 201-25, Schedule XVII: Trucks Over Seven Tons Excluded, and 201-26, Schedule XVIII: Trucks Over 10 Tons Excluded.
The locations described in Schedule XIX, attached to and made a part of this article,[1] are hereby designated as taxi stands.
[1]:
Editor's Note: See § 201-27, Schedule XIX: Taxi Stands.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this article or any supplement thereto shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both.
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-36, no person shall park a vehicle at any time upon any of the following described streets:
Name of Street
Side
Location
Arney's Mount-Birmingham Road
Both
From the intersection of Arney's Mount-Birmingham Road and Arney's Mount-Pemberton Road westerly and south-westerly to the Pemberton Township line.
Columbus-Jobstown Road
Both
From the intersection of Columbus-Jobstown Road and State Route 206 to a point 1,800 feet easterly thereof ending at Utility Pole No. 60323ST.
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3D, no person shall park a vehicle between the hours specified upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3E, no person shall park a vehicle for longer than the time limit shown upon any of the following streets or parts of streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3F, no person shall stop or stand a vehicle upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets during the time and day designated:
Street
Time and day
Location
Jacksonville-Jobstown Road (CR 670)
At any time
From the westerly curbline of Folwell Station Road to the easterly curbline of Petticoat Bridge Road in both directions
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3G, there shall be no parking on the following streets or parts of streets in order to facilitate the removal of accumulated snow:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3H, no person shall park a truck at any time upon any of the following described streets or parts of streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-3I, only those vehicles with special identification permits shall park in the following designated spaces:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4A, the speed limit for both directions of traffic along the following streets or parts of streets are established as follows:
Name of Street
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Applegate Road
25
Entire length
Arney's Mt. Road
Zone 1
35
Between the Springfield Township corporate line and the Pemberton Township corporate line to a point 4,000 feet northeast of said corporate line said point being located on the southwestern end of a curve on the southwestern side of Arney's Mount Road
Zone 2
25
From the end of Zone 1, at the beginning of the southwest curve on the southwestern side of Arney's Mount Road to the to the end of Arney's Mt.-Birmingham Road at its intersection with Arney's Mount Road
Burlington-Jacksonville Road (County Route 670)
50
Between the Springfield Township-Burlington Township line and U.S. Route 206
Burrs Road
40
From the Burlington-Jacksonville Road to the Westampton Township line
Columbus-Jobstown Road
40
Entire length
Devi Drive
25
Entire length
Folwell Station Road
Zone 1
25
800 feet South from Jacksonville-Jobstown Road towards Monmouth Road
Zone 2
40
Between Jacksonville-Jobstown Road (CR670) and Columbus-Jobstown Road
Gilbert Road
35
Between Jacksonville-Burlington Road and the Township line
Heritage Road
25
Entire length
Highland Road
Zone 1
30
Between the Springfield Township corporate line — North Hanover Township corporate line and Springfield-Meeting House Road
Zone 2
25
Between Springfield-Meeting House Road and Monmouth Road (CR #537).
Island Road (a/k/a Skunk Island Road)
25
Between Columbus-Jobstown Road to Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Jacksonville-Jobstown Road (County Route 670)
45
Between U.S. Route 206 and County Route 537
Juliustown-Georgetown Road (County Route 663)
35
Between Pemberton Township-Springfield Township line and Jobstown-Juliustown Road
45
Between Jobstown-Juliustown Road and Saylors Pond Road (County Route 670)
Juliustown-Jobstown Road
40
Entire length
Main Street
Zone 1
25
Between Lewistown Road and 1,320 feet east of Lewistown Road
Zone 2
15
Between 1,320 feet of Lewistown Road and its easterly terminus
Mount Pleasant Road
40
Between the westernmost Mansfield Township corporate line - Springfield Township corporate line and Route NJ 68
35
Between Route NJ 68 and the easternmost Mansfield Township corporate line - Springfield Township corporate line
Neck Road
35
Between 100 feet east of Lippincott Avenue, the Burlington Township-Springfield Township corporate line and Old York Road
Oxmead Road (Westbound)
30
Between Mount Holly-Jacksonville Road and Smithville-Jacksonville Road
Paddock Drive
25
Entire length
Petticoat Bridge Road
45
Between Jacksonville-Jobstown Road (CR670) and the Springfield Township - Mansfield Township line
Saylors Pond Road (County Route 670)
40
From Route 68 to the Springfield-Wrightstown Borough line
Smithville - Jacksonville Road
45
Between the Easthampton Township corporate line - Springfield Township corporate line and Jacksonville Road (CR#628)
Springfield Meetinghouse Road
35
Between Route 537 and Route 68
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4B, the following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated through streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4C, the following described intersections are hereby designated as stop intersections:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4D, the following described intersections are hereby designated as four-way stop intersections:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4E, the following described intersections are hereby designated as yield intersections:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4F, no person operating a vehicle will make a U-turn at the following intersections and streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-4G, no person shall turn a vehicle to make a right turn when facing a steady red signal (stop) indication at any of the following locations whenever an official sign is present prohibiting such a turn on the red signal:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-5, the following described streets or parts of streets are hereby designated as one-way streets:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-6, trucks over four tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the following described streets or parts of streets, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such street:
(Reserved)
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-6, trucks over eight tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the following described streets or parts of streets, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such street:
Name of Street
Location
Columbus-Jobstown Road
From Route 206 to Route 537 in Jobstown
Highland Road
Entire length
Jacksonville-Smithville Road
Entire length
Jobstown-Juliustown Road
Entire length
Mount Pleasant Road
Entire length
New Lisbon Road
Entire length
Saylors Pond Road
Between Route 68 and the Wrightstown Borough line
Smithville-Jacksonville Road
Entire length
Springfield Meeting House Road
Entire length
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-6, trucks over 10 tons gross weight are hereby excluded from the following described streets or parts of streets, except for the pickup and delivery of materials on such street:
Name of Street
Location
Burrs Road
Entire length
Petticoat Bridge Road
From its intersection with Jacksonville-Jobstown Road to the Springfield Township — Mansfield Township border
In accordance with the provisions of § 201-7, the following described locations are hereby designated as taxi stands:
(Reserved)
Intersection
Turn Prohibited
Movement Prohibited
US Route 206 and the northernmost exit from Burlington County Fairgrounds (1,675 feet north of County Route 670)
Left
Eastbound from the Burlington County Fairgrounds drive to northbound Route 206
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENGINE-BRAKING
The use or operation of any mechanical exhaust device designed to aid in the braking, decompression or deceleration of any motor vehicle which results in the excessive, loud, unusual or explosive noise from such vehicle.
B. 
Prohibition. It shall be unlawful for the driver of any motor vehicle to use or operate or cause to be used or operated, at any time and on any road within the Township of Springfield, any mechanical exhaust or decompression device which results in the practice known as "engine-braking."
C. 
Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to engine braking where necessary for the protection of persons and/or property which cannot be avoided by application of an alternative breaking system. Noise caused the by application of engine compression brakes, otherwise known as "engine-braking," which is effectively muffled or if the application is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the community is exempt from the provisions of this section. Sounds created by emergency equipment for emergency purposes are also exempt.
D. 
Posting of signs. The Township is hereby authorized to post at reasonable locations within the Township signs indicating the prohibition of engine-braking.
E. 
Violations and penalties. Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished for a first conviction thereof by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a second such conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed 20 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment; and upon the third or any subsequent conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
A. 
Application. This section shall apply to all truck traffic in transit to or from the Burlington County Solid Waste Facilities Complex (hereafter the "County Complex") including but not limited to trucks carrying solid waste. The term "solid waste" shall include trash, garbage, dewatered and liquid sludge, recyclable materials, leachate, cover materials (such as soil or clay) whether natural or artificial, or products for market. The routes established herein are consistent with the routes established by the County of Burlington.
B. 
Exceptions. The mandatory ingress and egress routes to the County Complex herein established shall not apply to the following vehicles:
(1) 
Pickup trucks or utility vehicles driven by employees working at the County Complex for the purpose of traveling to and from their employment provided same do not exceed 10 tons GVWR or registered vehicle weight, whichever is greater.
(2) 
Vehicles hauling materials generated within the Township of Springfield.
(3) 
Vehicles traveling from the County Complex to a destination within the Township of Springfield.
(4) 
Vehicles carrying waste eligible for disposal at the County Complex's Convenience Center.
(5) 
Emergency vehicles during response to emergencies.
C. 
Mandatory access route. All truck traffic in transit to the County Complex must use Interstate 295, leaving that route at Exit 52 (the Florence - Columbus Interchange) and traveling east on County Route 656 (Florence - Columbus Road), then turning right onto County Route 656 Spur and County Route 543 (Burlington - Columbus Road) to the entrance of the County Complex. Except as otherwise provided in this section, use of any other access route is prohibited.
D. 
Mandatory egress route. All truck traffic exiting the County Complex shall turn right from the gate of the County Complex and travel east on County Route 543 (Burlington - Columbus Road) turning left onto County Route 656 Spur and then left again onto County Route 656 (Florence - Columbus Road) and shall continue west to Interstate 295 where it shall utilize Interstate 295 to proceed toward its ultimate destination. Except as otherwise provided in this section, use of any other access route is prohibited.
E. 
Emergencies. During declared emergencies affecting ingress or egress to the County Complex or at times when the designated routes are closed, all truck traffic shall use alternate routes as set forth here:
(1) 
In the event that any segment of I-295 other than the segment between Interchanges 47 and 55 is closed, all trucks shall utilize the next available interchange to access I-295. Such truck traffic shall avoid use of Springfield Township roads at all times and County roads within Springfield Township whenever possible.
(2) 
In the event of the closure of the northbound lanes of I-295 between Interchanges 47 and 55, trucks travelling north to the County Complex shall use County Route 541 to U.S. Route 130 north via the Burlington By-pass and then take County Route 656 east to access the County Complex as set forth in Subsection C.
(3) 
In the event of the closure of the southbound lanes of I-295 between Interchanges 55 and 47, all trucks travelling south to the County Complex shall use U.S. Route 130 south to County Route 656 east to access the County Complex as set forth in Subsection C.
(4) 
In the event that a segment of the designated route between Interchange 52 of I-295 and the County Complex is closed, trucks shall exit at Interchange 52 onto County Route 656 west and turn left onto Old York Road and then left again onto County Route 543 to the County Complex entrance.
(5) 
In the event of an emergency or route closure not covered by the provisions of Subsection E(1) through (4), above, trucks shall utilize routes specially designated by the Burlington County Office of Waste Management in consultation with the County Director of Public Safety and the Emergency Management Coordinator during such emergency.
F. 
Violations and penalties. Any person, firm, corporation or entity that violates any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be subject to the penalties set forth below. Each violation, including each direction of travel, and each day of violation shall be deemed to be separate and distinct offenses.
(1) 
For a first offense, a fine of $350.
(2) 
For a second offense, a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $750 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 30 days, or both.
(3) 
For a third offense, a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or both.
(4) 
In the case of offenses under Subsection F(3) or (4), above, the Municipal Judge may order a period of community service not exceeding 90 days and such combination of punishments, not exceeding the maximums set forth, as the Judge may deem appropriate and just under the circumstances.
G. 
Signs. Appropriate signs in accordance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways shall be erected at the entrances to the Township.