The Traffic Authority of the Orange Police Department discussed the following two items at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 7.
Stop Sign Request
A resident complained that there was no stop sign at the intersection of Dogburn Lane and Spring Street and the intersection was dangerous.
Police Chief Robert Gagne said he checked the area and found there is in fact a stop sign in place but it was difficult to see cars coming from left.
Gagne said he did an accident history of the intersection which resulted in no reports.
Further, he told the Authority that there are hedges around the sign that are high which could make it difficult for some drivers to see. Also, a resident planted some trees rather close to the street that obstruct the sight line.
Gagne said he spoke to Don Foyer of the Highway Department who agreed that his men would cut back the hedges and trees with homeowners’ permission.
The discussion ended in the decision that there is no need for more stop signs at that intersection.
Most longtime residents know that the Parkway (Route 15) changes names at the Sikorsky Bridge.
Going south, toward New York, it is called the Merritt Parkway/north, toward Meriden (Orange side) it is called the Wilbur Cross Parkway. It is named after former Governor Wilbur Lucius Cross.
Still, for decades the rest stops in Orange have been known as the Merritt Parkway North and Merritt Parkway South.
At Monday’s meeting Gagne announced that the address for the renovated rest stop has officially changed.
“The Parkway rest areas are now known as Wilbur Cross Parkway North and South,” he said.