Travelers of Arsenal Street will have noticed the sticking point as you head west toward Watertown Square near the Lexus dealer. Town officials are working with the developers of a nearby apartment complex to fix the situation.
The problem has been caused by the new raised bicycle path that runs in front of the block of businesses on that area of Arsenal Street and stretches a bit too far. The extra section causes a choke point when drivers try to turn left onto Louise Street because cars have no room to go around, said Town Engineer Matt Shuman.
“The bump out was supposed to end west of Louise,” Shuman said.
The developers of the new apartment building with some commercial space at 204 Arsenal Street paid for and designed the path, said Assistant Town Manager Steve Magoon.
The work was done with some alterations before town officials signed off on the changes, said Department of Public Works Superintendent Gerry Mee.
“We are in discussions with the developers and we hope to require the to go back and change it,” Mee said.