Town Council Approves Improvements at Church Street Intersection

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The intersection of Church and Palfrey streets will get a new look after the Town Council approved improvements to the intersection which has had more than its share of accidents and near misses.

Tuesday, the Council voted to implement the recommendations of World Tech – the town’s traffic engineering consultants – and do it “as soon as possible.” One change will be a raised traffic table, like the ones installed recently near Watertown Middle School on Waverley Avenue.

Recommendations include:

  • Construct a raised intersection with textured pavement
  • Relocate crosswalks closer to the intersection
  • Install “Raised Intersection Ahead” warning signs
  • Conduct limited tree trimming

Residents living near the intersection, about five blocks off Main Street, came to the Public Works subcommittee earlier this year to ask about changes to the intersection because it has become so dangerous. (Click here to see more).

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