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State DOT approves speed limit reduction on Route 5 East

"Based on that review, we have determined that a three-color signal is not needed at this time," Carl Ford wrote. "We will, however, continue to monitor this site in the event conditions change."

Bush said over the past several years many residents have expressed concerns over how difficult it is to pull out of their driveways and side streets onto route 5 considering the amount of traffic coming through that intersection.

"They suggested perhaps a traffic light at Sandbank and East Main Street (Route 5) would help space the traffic along East Main Street," Bush said. "Also, as the traffic increased off Sandbank due to Kenney's, the town park, new housing, expanded trooper barracks and ever increasing commuting traffic using Sandbank, it was thought that intersection would be a good place to install a traffic light. I guess the state does not agree with that view."

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