Saturday, November 12, 2016

Residents give input on downtown improvement plan

About 100 interested Springfield residents came out to see conceptual plans for downtown improvements at a Main Street Meet Up public input session on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Hartness House.

Downtown plan calls for opening up Black River view and roundabouts
A master plan for downtown Springfield that would open up access - and views - to the Black River was unveiled Thursday night by the town's consultant who is studying the best way to tackle revitalization of Main Street.    


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  2. Darrell, thank you for that public service announcement.

  3. The roundabout location pictured is unnecessary. They are useful as alternatives to stoplights, which doesn't apply there.

    1. Philip Caron11/17/16, 9:32 AM

      There used to be stoplights there, back when the shops on Clinton St. were running. I'm not sure how a roundabout would improve current traffic flow, though sometimes, such as when school is letting out, things get pretty backed up on Mineral St. One concern is that roundabouts I can recall don't have business driveways opening right into them, but the planned roundabout would have at least one such. So an atypical roundabout, hmm . . .

  4. Bad enough! Now another HEADACHE waiting to happened from ACCIDENT

  5. Round-a-bouts do require a modicum of intelligence to navigate; perhaps not the best idea for Springfield......

  6. Perfect ider, when coming from the interstate, pass the dilapidated old factories and buildings, get to the roundabout, go around, then continue down Clinton street back towards 91.

  7. Seems to me it would create a bottleneck unless the lights were timed right. You ARE going to put traffic lights there, right? If not, plan on A WHOLE LOT OF ACCIDENTS!

  8. This will not work with the South st. entrance where it is. Also, for a roundabout to work, there must be four lanes to allow for entrance and exit. Look at the one-lane roundabout in Claremont, off Washington st. During rush hour, the traffic backs up for blocks! I know because I've been stuck in it!


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