The Town of Durham has posted the following Legal Notice on its website: Per order of the Durham Local Traffic Authority, Stop Signs on Maple Avenue at three-way intersection with Cemetery Road will be removed effective April 29th, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Residents are reminded to use caution in this area.
At their meeting on Tuesday, Mar. 15, the Board of Selectmen approved the recommendations of a traffic engineer with Nathan L. Jacobson & Associates following the inspection of five intersections in Durham.
The results of the study are as followed:
- Maple Avenue & Cemetery Road
Stop signs along Maple Ave. will be removed from this intersection and police enforcement will be used for vehicle speed control. The town is required to post a legal notice in the paper (Town Times) that Stop signs will be removed within 30 days. The town will also post a sign at the sight notifying residents of the removal of the Stop signs. It was also recommended that the town post additional speed limit signs along Maple Ave.
- Maiden Lane and Wheeler Hill Road
The three existing Stop signs at this intersection will remain in place due to the extent of site disturbance and re-grading required to improve intersection sight distance.
- Parmelee Hill Road/Tri Mountain Road/Pent Road
Improvements will be made along the northerly road embankment on Parmelee Hill Road to improve intersection sight distance. The town will maintain maintenance of vegatation in this area. It was recommended that the site be re-inspected after the improvements are made.
- Foot Hills Road and Johnson Lane
Police enforcement will be used for the purpose of vehicle speed control. It was also recommended that the town consider posting additional speed limit signs and intersection warning signs.
- Pisgah Road and Dead Hill Road
The town will request permission from a homeowner to clear vegetation and small trees along the easterly shoulder of the north leg of Pisgah Road to improve sight line around the corner. It was recommended that the site be re-inspected after the improvements are made.