Woodstock Ave. traffic reviewedMay 06,2014Woodstock Avenue
traffic is reviewed
Traffic issues on Woodstock Avenue were attributed to a broken signal light and the continuation of daytime work on the road Monday.
The Board of Highway Commissioners held a brief meeting — it adjourned after about six minutes — to get an update on the status of a trial with new lane configurations that began last week.
Mayor Christopher Louras said there were problems when Rutland High School let out Monday because a signal light on Stratton Road was broken “again.” He also said painting was continuing on the road, and that it needed to come to an end.
“Unless we get a valid test with no obstruction, it’s going to be hard to say yea or nay,” he said. “They just need to stop. They need to get out of the road. They need to get out of the right of way during the day so we can assess what’s going on with the road.”
Public Works Superintendent Jeffrey Wennberg said he had been assured that the daytime work on the road had concluded Monday and he expected to have data on side street traffic in another week.
The commission will discuss the lanes again at its next regular meeting Monday, following the 3 p.m. Board of Finance meeting.MORE IN This Just InSPRINGFIELD — A man accused of killing a West Haven father and son died in the Springfield... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Scientists call for more research on the temporal and lasting effects of nuclear fallout on plants and animals in proximity to Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station where changes at the molecular level were found.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Archaelogists uncover artifacts proving that late neolithic Egyptians, pre-dating the Pyramids of Giza, practiced mummification to prepare their dead for the afterlife, far earlier than presupposed.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE:Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing that pollute ground water and the air we breathe come under scrutiny by researchers who find at least eight fracking chemicals toxic to mammals.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: The craze for Omega-3 fatty acids as a dietary supplement in its most popular form, fish oil, has led to depletion of fish stocks in oceans throughout the world. Is this the beginning of the total collapse of global fisheries?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Suspects arrested in Killington bear death, Bryanna Allen and Kevin O'Connor report along the Back to School front, Rutland Plywood site remains an active fire scene as debris continues to smolder.