Turn! Turn! Turn!

To everything there is a season.

And this summer, the state Department of Transportation is turning up the heat on turning lanes.

Special left-turn-only lanes are in the works for the Post Road.

There’s one proposed between Roseville/Hillspoint Road, and Terrain. That will permit turns into either the Fresh Market shopping center, or “Village Center” (Dunkin’ Donuts, UPS Store, Mumbai Times) on the other side of the street.

Approximate location of the turning lane proposed for the Post Road.

Also planned: left-turn lanes at Bulkley Avenue North and South, just past Super Stop & Shop headed to Southport.

The project — to cost $5.3 million (80% federally funded, 20% state funds) — will include new traffic signals, curbing, curb ramps, sidewalks and crosswalks.

A public information meeting is set for Monday, July 8 (7 p.m., Town Hall auditorium).

But don’t think about using those new center turn lanes anytime soon.

Construction would begin in the summer.

Of 2021.

4 responses to “Turn! Turn! Turn!

  1. Wow $5M. In lieu of raised sidewalks and curbing, wonder if the versatility of simple bicycle / pedestrian lanes would be more appropriate (for the post road) and less expensive ..

    • Bobbi Essagof

      Agreed! How can a few left turn lanes and traffic lights cost over $5 million dollars! Not my view of tax dollars well spent.

  2. Elizabeth Thibault

    Am I seeing correctly in the image above, that the new lanes would take out significant portions of the adjoining property’s parking lots?