The Redding Board of Selectmen has voted not to put stop signs on Umpawaug Road. Redding police proposed a temporary stop sign at Marchant and Umpawaug Road - making it a 3-way stop. This would have been up through the Route 53 closure and the re-evaluated.
There is increased traffic on Umpawaug Road because of the closure. Police Chief Douglas Fuchs says only one accident has occurred since the closure.
But some Volunteer Fire Department members said the stop sign, temporary or permanent, would slow response time.