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Flashing light at DOT intersection improvement project removed for non-compliance

New Milford officials have met with the Department of Transportation about removal of the flashing light at the intersection of Bridge and West streets where an improvement project is underway.  The goal of the project is to provide better traffic flow at the intersection for Railroad Street, due to the railroad crossing and updated state regulations. 

The DOT told Mayor Pete Bass that the flashing light is now non-compliant and had to be removed. 

He told the DOT though that the sight lines at West Street coming on to Bridge Street was dangerous, especially crossing lanes to make a left hand turn from West to Bridge.  He also showed them how difficult it would be for vehicles leaving the Patriots Way Parking Lot to make a left turn on to Bridge Street. 

A permanent solution is being worked on.  Meanwhile. a temporary sign has been put up alerting drivers that it is illegal to block a intersection when waiting for a light to change. This should help the motorists exiting West Street.