Rochester intersection to undergo safety study

Apr 3, 2018

Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee is working with the state to study the possibility of safety improvements at a Rochester intersection near the center of town.

The four-way intersection is the two-way stop located at the crossing of Walnut Plain and Mary's Pond Road, Rochester's Town Administrator Suzanne Szyndlar told the Rochester Board of Selectmen on April 2. The stop signs at the intersection are on Walnut Plain Road, while Mary's Pond Road has right-of-way.

The study of the intersection will be carried out by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD). SRPEDD offers a Technical Assistance program for areas including intersection analysis, zoning changes, or natural resource development.

Exactly what types of safety measures could result from the study aren't clear; Rochester Police Chief Paul Magee was not at the meeting.