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Lewisboro Council OKs Stop Signs for Lockwood Road

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Lewisboro Town Board last week approved the installation of two new stop signs along Lockwood Road where it intersects with Reservoir Road and Laurel Road.

Highway Superintendent Peter Ripperger said the new signs were put in place the following day after the board’s approval.

“It was a two-way stop,” said Ripperger. “We added two new stop signs, so now it’s a four-way stop.”

Area residents have long contended that that particular section of Lockwood Road was dangerous, particularly because there is a school bus stop there. The town conducted traffic counts and other research and was ready to green light the new stop signs once the public hearing was completed.

Bonnie Holmes, who lives in the area and was a strong advocate of the new signs, came to the hearing to explain their importance. She presented the board with a list of 10 reasons why the signs were needed.

“There are four of five children who get on the bus there,” she said. “And last month a neighbor was coming down the road and a pick-up truck crossed the intersection and totaled her car.”

Holmes also said that there is lots of vegetation in the area, which makes it difficult for motorists to have a good line of sight.

“There’s poor sight distance because there’s a bend and cars can’t see the intersection,” she noted.

Holmes also pointed out that the area is in close proximity to the Connecticut border and draws traffic from there.

“It’s a cut-through from Connecticut and in the last 25 years traffic has become enormous through there,” she said.

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