Ferrisburgh intersection eyed for new traffic signals

FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh selectboard on July 17 talked about ongoing issues on Sand Road and Arnold Bay Road (click here to read more).
The board also:
•  Discussed what town project it would request that the Addison County Regional Planning Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) would study.
Selectboard chairman Rick Ebel said for the second straight year the selectboard is leaning toward asking the TAC to evaluate whether the intersection of Old Hollow and Stage roads with Route 7 needs traffic signals. Ebel said the board believes that junction, at the north end of town, is problematic, but a year ago the TAC decided another town had a more pressing issue, a bridge that was out.
“That’s probably what we’ll do. That’s still a hot spot. It’s like playing Russian roulette going through there,” Ebel said.
•  Briefly discussed the Addison County Solid Waste Management District request to see if the town would be interested in hosting a “Regional Drop-Off Center Pilot Project” for recycling. Ebel said the board ruled out using its town-owned parcel at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A and then tabled the request until Ferrisburgh’s ACSWMD representative could attend a meeting to add to the discussion.
The issue is time-sensitive because Vergennes is considering closing its recycling center, which is open to residents of Ferrisburgh and other neighboring towns, at the end of 2018 due to rising costs.

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