RRFB units on South Maple Street, Hadley bike path
Last night in their tucked away meeting at Amherst Middle School just before Town Meeting commenced the Select Board unanimously approved DPW Chief Guilford Mooring's plan for installing crosswalk protection along the middle and eastern end of Pine Street.
1 system located at 351 Pine, another near curve into Bridge Street
This signalized safety project goes hand in hand with new sidewalks being installed the length of Pine Street from the North Pleasant intersection in North Amherst center to Bridge Street.
DPW Chief Guilford Mooring appears before Amherst Select Board (in charge of "public way")
The installation of a solar powered Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon at the intersection of East Pleasant (which currently lacks sidewalks) and Pine was put off however, and instead the third unit was relocated further east towards the dangerous curve where Pine Street become Bridge Street (at the gateway to Cushman Village Store).
The RRFB-XL units cost between $8,000 - $10,000 per set and are billed as being 80% more effective on higher speed roadways.
Harris Street looking towards Pine Street