The Newtown Police Commission will look into the safety of the flagpole intersection in the new year. At their meeting January 5th, the group is slated to discuss a traffic report prepared by Frederick P. Clark Associates. The Newtown Bee reports that the traffic engineer from the firm will present their findings to the Police Commission about the specific traffic problems and possible public safety solutions.
The intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road and West Street has seen more than 50 collisions between 2012 and 2014. Main Street and Church Hill Road are technically state roads, and the flagpole is a state-designated landmark. The flagpole is unprotected in the middle of the intersection and some of the accidents have involved vehicles hitting the 100-foot pole.
The Police Commission meeting on January 5th is at 6:30pm.