Stop (In the Name of the Stoplight)

This week's "By the Numbers" tells you how many stoplights are in town, in case you want to know.

There are nine traffic signals in Northborough, and one pedestrian activated light (which is not technically a traffic light).

According to Fred Litchfield, there will be one more traffic light signal "hopefully by this time next year" as part of the which is scheduled to begin in the spring.

As for stop signs, there is no specific count.

Are there interections in town you think could use a stoplight, or a stop sign, that does not have one?

jane December 08, 2011 at 05:19 PM
Fascinating data. What would be more interesting would be how many accidents have occurred at the stop lights on Main St at the intersection of South Street. Vehicles on Main Street heading west routinely run right through the lights. There is seldom a police officer there monitoring the lights and intersection and since I've seen many near collisions, I would be interested in knowing the stats on that.
Liz Nolan December 08, 2011 at 09:17 PM
It has become increasingly difficult to take a left turn on Rt 20 out of Maple or Brigham Street over the last year. That's another accident waiting to happen.
Robert Norgard December 15, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Liz, yes you are totally correct. Another area I have requested a stop sign was at Indian Meadow / Davis Street, (west end) Their was one their for years and it disappeared.
AG December 15, 2011 at 03:39 PM
Robert: I have heard that Selectman Amberson has opposed any further stop signs on Davis Street at the peril of the residents and other drivers.
Resident Of Northborough December 20, 2011 at 05:51 AM
I'm with Liz...
FF December 20, 2011 at 02:51 PM
If motorists would position there vehicle properly when making a left turn from Maple to Rt. 20 then it would be easier. You DO NOT make a left hand turn if your vehicle is positioned on the right side . Oh..by the way hanging up and driving might help.
Hannah Abbott December 20, 2011 at 08:32 PM
It is extremely difficult to see coming out of Indian Meadow (both ends), the owners of the houses on the corners of Davis need to trim or remove their bushes. The Ridge and Collins intersection can be difficult too, as well as Ridge & Maple (coming from Bartlett making a left onto Ridge, you can't see cars coming down Maple from rt20/peaslee)
AG December 21, 2011 at 04:57 PM
One of the owners says that without the corner hedges cars, trucks, etc would not come to a full stop.The town needs to install a stop sign and said owner would gladly cut back the bushes.
Hannah Abbott January 01, 2012 at 06:49 PM
It is not that owner's job to police the streets. I have to pull onto Davis into traffic in order to see.


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