Hudson Select Board gets request for traffic calming at intersection

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By Justin Roshack, Contributing Writer

Hudson’s Internal Traffic Committee will soon evaluate ways to possibly improve safety at an intersection near the St. Michael’s Cemetery in town.
Hudson’s Internal Traffic Committee
will soon evaluate ways to possibly improve safety at an intersection near the St. Michael’s Cemetery in town.
(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

HUDSON – The Select Board received a citizen suggestion to install some form of traffic calming measures at a busy intersection in town at their Aug. 9 meeting

The intersection in question sits at the junction of Cox Street, Old Bolton Road, and Old Stow Road, which bound the west sides of Saint Michael’s cemetery. 

“I got an email from a Kevin Fondas the other day,” said Selectman Shawn Sadowski at the Board’s meeting. 

 “Tons of accidents out that way,” Sadowski said, saying that he used to live in the area. “They want to know if we can do something, like some stop signs on all four directions or traffic lights.”

Sadowski added, “They mention a rotary, which I would not want there.”

The matter was forwarded to the Internal Traffic Committee, which is next scheduled to meet on Friday, Aug. 27. 

According to state data available through the Department of Transportation, there have been at least 74 traffic collisions within 1,000 feet of the intersection since 2002. 

Most collisions have taken place within a few feet of the exact point where the three roads meet. 

However, the state has also documented several collisions fanning out on Cox Street, Old Bolton Road and Old Stow Road, with 25 taking place on Cox Street alone in the vicinity of the intersection.

 

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