November 2, 2007

Selectmen approve flashing lights at two dangerous intersections

By STEPHEN BEALE
Union Leader Correspondent
 
GOFFSTOWN -
At their meeting of October 22nd, the board of selectmen approved, at a minimum, flashing red lights atop the stop signs at the intersections of Wallace Road and Shirley Hill and Normand roads, one month after a serious car accident in the area.

The town highway safety committee has also recommended that officials place signs giving drivers advance notice of the stop signs and the fact that they are approaching a dangerous intersection, according to the meeting minutes of its most recent meeting, held in September.

Several selectmen last night said they thought the town should go a step further, instructing Police Chief Michael French to research the cost of installing a solar-powered flashing light above the intersections. French is expected to report back to the selectmen in a week with the price, before the board makes a final decision on what to do at the two intersections.

The board also gave the green light to a number of other recommendations from the highway safety committee. These included: moving a children-are-at-play sign down Rosemont Avenue, closer to Mast Road; reducing the speed limit on a portion of Snook Road from 35 to 30 miles per hour; and the addition of a stop sign at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Smith Road.

The stop signs and speed limit change require public hearings before they can be finally approved, according to French.



 

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