Tuesday, September 02, 2003
New Westport Center Pedestrian Crosswalks, Stop Signs Proposed
Drivers in Westports center may soon have to get used to new pedestrian crosswalks and stop signs along Myrtle Avenue and Imperial Avenue.
The Board of Selectmen at its Sept. 10 meeting will take up a police department request to install new traffic markers at the intersections of Myrtle Avenue and Evergreen Avenue and Imperial Avenue and Jesup Road.
Citing its own as well as neighborhood concerns, the department requested approval to put a three-way stop at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Evergreen Avenue. It also wants a pedestrian crosswalk across Myrtle Avenue at the northernmost stop signs.
The busy intersection is between Sconset Sqaure and Town Hall.
ғIts long been a safety concern of the neighbors in the area,Ҕ said First Selectwoman Diane Goss Farrell.
The other request is for a three-way stop at the intersection of Imperial Avenue and Jesup Road, near the entryway to the new senior center on Barons South. That installation would include two new pedestrian crosswalks across Imperial Avenue at the stop signs.
“We want to do everything we can to ensure pedestrian safety in that area,” Farrell told WestportNow.
The Board of Selectmen is reviewing the requests in its capacity as the townҒs traffic authority.
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