Town pursuing heavy truck exclusion on Flagg

The Select Board voted to seek an HCVE on Flagg Road while maintaining the existing one on Main Street

The Select Board voted to ask Mass Dept of Transportation to add an HCVE/HVE* to Flagg Road. The Town will seek to add the restriction without lifting any existing truck exclusions, including the one on Main Street. Read the full article → from Town pursuing heavy truck exclusion on Flagg

Select Board to discuss truck exclusions

Board to hear findings from commissioned study of Heavy Vehicle traffic in town

On Tuesday, the Select Board will hear recommendations for handling the problems caused by heavy trucks on Town roads. Based on consultant VHB’s presentation, the Board may consider swapping the truck exclusion on Route 30 for ones on five Southborough back roads – plus two more overnight exclusions. Read the full article → from Select Board to discuss truck exclusions

Planning rejects tree removals at Flagg & Deerfoot intersection (plus an update on Tree bylaw Article)

The Planning Board voted that a plan to change the intersection of the scenic Deerfoot and Flagg roads didn’t have enough merit to be worth sacrificing two live public shade trees. Read the full article → from Planning rejects tree removals at Flagg & Deerfoot intersection (plus an update on Tree bylaw Article)

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

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. Read the full article → from Selectmen pursuing “global” study to help guide decisions on truck traffic in town

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

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. Read the full article → from Yellow line on Flagg: Resident reaction and DPW response (driver feedback signs coming this fall)

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

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. Read the full article → from Public Works busy on roads: Chestnut Hill (2 way), Davis & Cordaville projects, Deerfoot issues, and Main Street

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

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. Read the full article → from Voters turnout to approve Main St, reject Use Variance, and gate Flagg Rd; Controversy over Moderator’s calls

Selectmen: No Park Central access to Flagg Road unless developer/state come up with a plan to solve access/egress issues

The Board of Selectmen voted 3-1 to force the developer and MassDOT to figure out a solution to Park Central egress/access. If they don’t, the board plans to prohibit the development’s access to Flagg Road. Read the full article → from Selectmen: No Park Central access to Flagg Road unless developer/state come up with a plan to solve access/egress issues

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