Town sued for closing shortcut near 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 claims Leonia has no right to allow only residents to use its side streets during rush hour.

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

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 says he can't comment on pending litigation.


This story has been corrected to show that the mayor's name is Judah Zeigler, not Judith.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.),