Open discussion thread: Ask questions, share opinions

Above: The Sudbury River swollen from rain and snow melt

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Papa Rosa
13 years ago

Here’s a question for those in the know. Due to the ghastly winter, many town roads are in need of a good repaving. But due to the budget crunch, I imagine some tough decisions need to be made.

Is there any way to know now which town roads are due for repaving in calendar 2011? Specifically, I wonder about Parkerville Rd south of 9 and Woodland Road near the intersection of Richards Rd.

Marge Coldwell
13 years ago

Speaking as a resident of Middle Road, trying to make a turn onto Main Street can be dangerous when there are several cars parked on the side of Main Street. You can not always see vehicles approaching from the left, and those vehicles rarely slow down.
Is there any reason the DPW can’t put one of those convex mirrors on the opposite pole?
I’m sure we’re not the only ones who have had some close calls there.

13 years ago

Another turn question. The Sears Rd intersection w/ Rte. 30 is problematic. Heading East, I see there’s a sign that tries to tell you how to get around the island if you’re taking a left onto Sears. But I constantly get dirty looks if say, I’m on Sears Rd taking a left onto Main St and am left of the island, and a car barreling West bound to take a right onto Sears Rd thinks I’m on the wrong side. Or, coming down Sears Rd to take that left onto Main East, the car in front of me goes to the right of the island, to take a left, and then is flipping me off ‘cuz they think I’m in the wrong. This despite the other sign that tries to indicate traffic goes both ways.

Why can’t that little island be eliminated?

carrie alpert
13 years ago

Chris, flipping you off is horrendous. 1/2 the time i forget and take a left from the right and am like, “oh well” and make the best of it. i am not sure why the island is still there–i sort of just wing it like most people.
just smile and wave :)

carrie alpert
13 years ago

or do i take a right from the left? whatever. have yet to get in an accident!

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