FRAMINGHAM — What started as a discussion about still left-change limits along Harmony Road for the duration of this week’s Targeted visitors Fee assembly grew into a broader conversation about driving conduct in a neighborhood involving Routes 9 and 30.
The Targeted visitors Fee is investigating the possibility of installing “Do Not Block the Intersection” form indicators and painted road lines to remind drivers not to block intersections north of Worcester Road (Route 9) alongside Harmony Street, which includes at Landseer Avenue, Audubon Road and Walsh Street.
“We’re likely to obtain some extra information and then carry this again at our upcoming meeting to see if we need to have to go additional,” explained Targeted traffic Commission Chair William Sedewitz all through Monday’s assembly.
Additional get the job done could include soliciting enter from the community or employing a advisor.
Concord Street is less than the city’s jurisdiction, so the indicators can be put in with no possessing to seek advice from state organizations.
Resident Katelyn Kieler said she will generally wait around for a pink gentle at the intersection of Cochituate Street and Concord Road before attempting to make a still left change out of Landseer Avenue to leave her community due to the fact motorists turning still left from Cochituate on to Harmony come at her rapidly.
“I feel the challenge is individuals are dashing up to get to a purple light-weight — which in my impression is absolutely illogical — but I think if there was a ‘do not block intersection (indication)’… it would be a very good first begin,” Kieler claimed.
The Visitors Fee did have some data collected on the space, not a whole photograph, but additional than 1,000 autos traveled on Sturgis Road all through the three-working day interval, indicating it’s most likely not just inhabitants driving down the street.
Traffic Commission member Nicolas Hebert admitted to making use of it as a lower-as a result of.
“If you glimpse at the difference in between the southbound and northbound targeted visitors — to me, which is entirely a minimize-by way of, and that will make feeling to me,” Sedewitz mentioned. “That’s a honest amount of money of targeted traffic.”
Audubon Highway is also marked as a dead-finish street — and appears that way on Google Maps — despite the fact that it is not. Commission associates lifted concern that any turning limits place in location on one community avenue could improve cut-via site visitors on other streets.
“It is incredibly discouraging to see folks traveling down these residential streets,” explained resident Cat Clarke. “I comprehend assets are stretched slim, but is it likely to get a youngster or an animal getting run above for something to be finished?”
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