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Traffic study to be conducted on Main Street side streets Dec. 7

by | Nov 30, 2023 | News

A traffic study will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 7, on side streets along the Main Street Corridor Project in response to public requests, according to a town press release.

VHB, the town’s engineering consultant, will be installing four video counters on Wednesday, Dec. 6, between 9 a.m.-noon to capture data that will be converted into counts at 15-minute intervals. They will collect traffic counts at Wood Street, Pleasant Street, Cedar Street and Hayden Rowe, which intersect Main Street, after residents expressed concerns about the timing of signals and the amount of traffic using side streets. The counts will be used to evaluate operations and signal timings, and to review traffic patterns and volume.

The cameras will be retrieved on Friday, Dec. 8, between 9 a.m.-noon Once reviewed, this data will be used to determine if any adjustments or further actions are needed.

Construction of the Main Street Corridor concluded for the winter in the first week of November. It will resume in the spring.The town is awaiting transformers from Eversource to complete the underground installation of utilities. Additional work including final paving and brick work will be done in the spring as well.

2 Comments

  1. Kathy

    Unfortunately, the study will not include all the cut through traffic (including large trailer trucks) on Elm St. They bypass taking a left at Main/Wood Streets by taking Elm to Wood.

  2. Ed Harrow

    I suggest Lumber St should be included.