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.


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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.

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

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    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 . . .

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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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