road-safety-concerns

Chestnut Hill Road residents petition selectmen to close off throughway traffic

September 20, 2021 07:03:37 PM
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Over 60 residents have signed a letter asking the Town to abandon a center section of Chestnut Hill Road. They’d like to limit access for cars to the two way traffic sections at either end.

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Oak Hill Road residents seeking safety solutions

September 17, 2021 11:41:53 AM
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After seven accidents occurred on their road in a seven week span, residents organized to lobby for changes.

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Selectmen pursuing “global” study to help guide decisions on truck traffic in town

September 13, 2021 04:28:28 PM
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Selectmen agree with Flagg Road residents that tractor trailers pose a safety issue for their street. However, the Board isn’t willing to pursue changes to truck routes without first studying potential impacts to other roads.

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Pine Hill and Parmenter roads safety discussion continues with requests and 3-Way stop debate

October 18, 2019 03:05:07 PM
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There was disagreement on Tuesday night as to what is necessary to make it safer for Pine Hill Road drivers to turn onto Parmenter Road.

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Town to conduct new traffic count on Pine Hill Rd; BOS to vote on painted lines and other safety/traffic control options

September 5, 2019 05:35:36 PM
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This week, the Board of Selectmen heard a resident’s request to implement traffic control measures on Pine Hill Road. While the agenda listed a request to exclude heavy vehicles, that was just one of the options they were asked to consider.

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What’s been happening on Chestnut Hill Road (temporary closure of throughway, permanent 2-way section)

September 19, 2018 11:39:58 AM
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With minutes from the related meeting newly posted, I’m catching myself and readers up on what I missed last April.

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Flagg Road safety: Lopsided yellow line, new feedback signs, and resident-suggested one-ways

November 14, 2017 04:19:40 PM
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Last week, Public Works Superintendent Karen Galligan updated selectmen and residents on plans for handling safety issues on Flagg Road.

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Yellow line on Flagg: Resident reaction and DPW response (driver feedback signs coming this fall)

September 18, 2017 10:22:23 AM
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A new yellow line down the center of Flagg Road blindsided residents and prompted some angry comments on the blog. Public Works explains the surprise move and upcoming measures to improve safety on the road.

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Selectmen greenlight a public hearing on Chestnut Hill Road changes

September 6, 2017 11:27:56 AM
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Last night, selectmen heard a proposal to convert the north section of Chestnut Hill to a two-way street. The only official decision was support for holding a future public hearing to decide.

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Public Works busy on roads: Chestnut Hill (2 way), Davis & Cordaville projects, Deerfoot issues, and Main Street

September 1, 2017 05:35:19 PM
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The DPW has a lot of road projects in the works. I have so many updates to share that it’s likely at least one project effects you.

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SWL: Selectmen to ask state for Truck Exclusion on Deerfoot and Parkerville

July 21, 2017 02:16:03 PM
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Southborough Wicked Local covered the discussion and vote on safety issues on Deerfoot Road and Parkerville Road.

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Movement on Deerfoot and Parkerville truck issues seems to be stalled

March 21, 2017 04:27:43 PM
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An initiative to look at a Truck exclusions on some Southborough back roads seems to be stalled. Meanwhile, at least one intersection continues to feel the impact of inaction.

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Voters turnout to approve Main St, reject Use Variance, and gate Flagg Rd; Controversy over Moderator’s calls

October 19, 2016 11:02:06 AM
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Last night, Southborough held the Special Town Meeting I’ve been warning you about forever. Judging by the tone and actions of voters, the main attraction was the Use Variance bylaw.

Close to 10% of Southborough’s registered voters turned up at Trottier Middle School to make their voices heard. But there is controversy over whether that happened or some voices were unfairly muted.

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Town Meeting news: Seeking babysitters, plus more on Main St and Flagg Road

October 17, 2016 11:13:39 AM
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I have more updates related to the Special Town Meeting.

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