It’s good that the road linking Compo Shopping Center and East Main Street — where the Humane Society is located — is 1-way.
Unfortunately, the 1-way is the wrong way.
That little hill should be an entrance — not an exit.
Drivers can already reach East Main via the back lot — just cut through between CVS and Olympia Sports. No human being has ever been seen leaving the shopping center via the hill (unless making an illegal right turn onto the Post Road).
Creating a 1-way entrance, rather than an exit, would alleviate the gruesome backup in front of what is now the shopping center’s only entry. Drivers not turning into the shopping center get stuck at the light behind those who are; meanwhile, the entire intersection is a mess for many reasons. (Three of the biggest: the entrance/exit is too narrow; it’s not directly aligned with the one across the street at Trader Joe’s, and Westport drivers think traffic rules apply to everyone except themselves.)
Adding another entrance to Compo Shopping Center via East Main Street won’t alleviate every problem. Cars will still bunch up in the Gold’s section, behind those waiting at every conceivable angle to exit.
But — as they say about taking Gold’s chicken soup for a cold — “it can’t hoit.”