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Town Of Middletown
Do you favor the concept of roundabouts or redesigned signalized intersections to replace the intersections at West Main Road/East Main Rod (2 Mile Corner) and West Main Road/Coddington Highway?
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The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is in the process of redesigning the intersections at West Main Road/East Main Road (2 Mile Corner) and West Main Road/Coddington Highway. There are two proposed designs:
- Construction of a roundabout at each location, or
- Reconstruction and improvement of the existing signalized intersections that presently exist.
Both options manage traffic volumes through the year 2030 with similar improved levels of performance. Presentations from RIDOT have indicated that roundabouts also offer significant reductions in the number and severity of crashes, improved safety for all transportation modes, and better traffic flow. Roundabouts also offer opportunities for aesthetic improvements through the traffic corridor.
The Town Council has been asked to consider these two options and advise RIDOT of which option the community desires.
Additional information is posted on the homepage of the Town's website:
- RIDOT presentation: http://www.muni.ri.net/middletown/Planning/June%2022%20Pubilc%20Meeting.pdf
- RIDOT project presentations: http://www.dot.ri.gov/engineering/presentations/index.asp
- Project animations: http://www.youtube.com/user/RIDOTwebmaster#p/a/u/0/u2bykzzBeas
Deciding which solution to adopt will be one the Town Council's most important decisions regarding the Town's transportation network for years to come. You consideration and comments is a critical part of the decision making process. Thank you for participating.
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