Ocean City has activated the parking meters, a sure sign that the summer season is just around the corner. Fees range from 25 cents per hour in the area of downtown Asbury Avenue to $1.50 per hour (25 cents for 10 minutes) in the beach and Boardwalk zone, according to the city website. Time limits range from one to eight hours.Payment can be made by coins, credit card or through a smartphone app. Visit http://www.ocnj.us/parking/ for information on how to download the app. The meters were activated on Wednesday, May 1. Each year, Ocean City charges for parking at the meters and surface lots from early May to early October to coincide with the peak tourism season. All traffic lights that were placed in the flash mode during the slow off-season months have returned to normal operation, police said. The intersections where traffic signals are back to regular operation include: 34th Street and Central Avenue 40th Street and West Avenue46th Street and West Avenue52nd Street and West Avenue18th Street and Wesley AvenueAnd 24th Street and Bay Avenue Don’t forget to feed the meter when parking around town now.
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