Only eastbound traffic has a stop sign at Pine/Henry Street intersection
The same folks who cost Amherst taxpayers $32,000 in land court legal fees to protect their "historic" North Amherst neighborhood from a housing development that would have generated $400,000 in annual taxes, now wants to turn their little slice of paradise into a slow go zone for evil automobiles.
A three-way stop, speed bumps, and the closing off of the most northern end of Henry where it intersects with Market Hill Road would definitely scare off traffic. But both the DPW and Public Works Committee gave the self-serving idea a resounding "NO".
The Select Board has final authority. They are, however, awaiting a major transportation study report coming out soon from Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates and may use this as a test case for how to handle traffic mitigation requests town wide.
For the time being they accepted the recommendation of the DPW and Public Works Committee.
Let's hope the petitioners don't file suit against the town. Again.
Pine/Henry Street intersection looking east