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What Intersections Should Have a Stop Sign, But Do Not?

Tell us in the comments.

Have you ever sat at an intersection with no hope of getting out for at least a half hour? Should there be a Stop sign there to help with mitigation?

We'd like to know where these signs should be. 

Do you know of a location or dangerous intersection where a stop sign is needed? Tell us in the comments section, below.


Tyler Collins September 18, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Never mind stop signs, how about the issue of a much needed traffic light in Milford where Water meets Prospect st? That intersection is incredibly dangerous, and with no light to moderate traffic, it is extremely difficult to turn out of the Shaw's plaza or the Rite Aid across the street. We've all heard of bad accidents in this area, and there was even an article on Patch about it awhile back. Milford said putting a light there was one of their priorities, but instead they take months tearing up Main st and making more streets one ways. Yeah, that makes sense! Also, seconding Silver Hill Rd at Tyler st. I live right up the street from there and people seem to think Silver Hill is like 495 (sidewalks on Purchase st headed toward South st in Hopkinton would be nice too, but I digress).
Francis P. Ardito,Sr September 18, 2012 at 07:29 PM
In Milford, evey side street entering Princess Pine Lane from cars to bicycles and skateboards. Those people who enter don't show any caution. It's Kamikaze time ! Stop signs are needed.
Colin P. Varga September 19, 2012 at 02:12 AM
I wouldn't like to put one at North and High Sts. where Bubbling Brook sits but that is a hairy intersection for pedestrians. I live three houses away from Bubbling Brook but I usually drive to Bubbling Brook. While pedestrian traffic there is only from March to Sept. we have had a number of car accidents near the intersection. Maybe some traffic calming is needed.
Tom Struble September 19, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Brook & Green St. Commuters use Brook as a cut-through during rush hour to avoid the mess in downtown. Drivers do not know whether to treat it as a 3-way stop or to give traffic on Green St a right-of-way. Everyone drives WAY too fast through a neighborhood road too, so I'd like to see a 3-way stop, and make Brook St. one-way during rush hour times. At the very least it would be nice to see some speed cops, they'd meet their quota in an hour.
Colin P. Varga May 27, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Actually, I would like to revise my previous statement about North and High Sts. I think that a small traffic circle would be best for that intersection. I think it might be safer, probably quieter than a stop sign or traffic signal; inasmuch as cars won't be squealing there brakes for a sudden stop and drivers won't be pealing out like a drag-strip. Having lived in DC and driven in NJ I'm not a fan of traffic circles but I have driven through a couple of new ones in MD on single lane roads like Rte. 109 and they were well designed and easy to use. I should add MD does not traditionally have traffic circles but MA does and people up here know instinctively how to approach and go through them. Of course a traffic circle would be more expensive but overall traffic would flow more smoothly, it would look nice, and be an asset visually and in a general quality of life sense. Thank you.

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