Traffic Bureau

The Fort Lee PolicThree Police Officers Standing Next to Motorcyclese Traffic Division handles daily traffic problems within the Borough. Most traffic congestion is caused by the George Washington Bridge. On an average day, over 287,000 vehicles cross over the bridge. During road congestion, the Traffic Division assists in keeping specific roadways open and intersections free from grid-locking to enable emergency vehicles to move throughout town.

Funding

The Traffic Division is equipped with a fleet of 12 motorcycles, several four wheel drive SUVs with towing capacity and push bumpers, many message boards and several utility trailers equipped with water barriers, pedestrian gates and traffic cones, ready to be deployed on a moment's notice. All of the equipment was purchased with confiscated funds and was at no cost to the residents of Fort Lee. 

Training

Our traffic officers are some of the most highly trained in the state. Certified in accident reconstruction, investigating some of our more serious accidents; certified motorcycle officers, who are also instructors and teach at the Bergen County Police Academy and advanced traffic engineering, certified from Rutgers University. 

Responsibilities

The Traffic Division on a day-to-day basis handles the following:Fort Lee Traffic Bureau

  • Accident reconstructions
  • Departmental fleet maintenance
  • Handicap parking spots
  • Morning commuter traffic
  • Municipal tows
  • Road closures
  • School crossing guards
  • Traffic engineering of city streets
  • Traffic-related borough ordinances

To receive alerts of local emergencies, go to the Nixle website and register or Text your Zip Code to 888777.

TPolice Motocyclesraffic Pass

Residents and employees who work in the town of Fort Lee are encouraged to respond to the Parking Authority at 201-592-3500 ext. 1518, located at 309 Main Street, and apply for a borough traffic pass hang tag to allow you access into town during heavy traffic days.

Helpful Resources

Citizens are encouraged to contact the Traffic Bureau Supervisor, Lieutenant Ricky Mirkovic, at 201-592-3516 with any concerns or questions.