TIGHT SQUEEZE CONTINUES DOWNTOWN
Another sideview mirror of a parked vehicle was clipped last week on Blackstone’s narrow North Main Street, prompting calls on social media for the Town to take action and make improvements.
But how best to address this decades-long problem in the Historic Business District?
Town officials in the early 2000s had a contentious, months-long debate on how best to resolve the issue, including an ill-fated “truck detour” that would have prohibited big rigs on Main and forced truckers to use Brown Street.
Former Town Manager, the late Larry Palmore, at one point proposed making Main Street one-way for northbound motorists and, conversely, make Brown Street oneway for southbound drivers.
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