New sign stands on Route 6 to confront 'longstanding concerns'

Jun 18, 2018

A new push to slow down drivers on Route 6 has arrived.

On June 12 at 9:30 a.m. in Marion, new speed indicator sign was placed on the edge of Route 6, an endeavor by local officials and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to slow drivers down.

“MassDOT is pleased to install this sign which will show motorists their current speed and encourage safe and reliable travel along this roadway,” said Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver in a press release.

Along with letting drivers know their speed, when a driver is over the 50 MPH limit, the electronic sign will illuminate a message in red: “SLOW DOWN.”

Marion’s Board of Selectmen, police chief, Department Workers, and State Representative Bill Straus (D-Mattapoisett) attended a sign unveiling last week.

Straus worked with Gulliver since December, taking input from residents and town officials in an effort to reduce traffic problems along Route. 6.

“In a concerted effort to address the concerns of the many residents living in the area and who have shared with me their longstanding concerns of safety regarding excessive speeding, I’m very hopeful that this speed indicator will caution drivers to adhere to the posted speed limit,” said Straus in a press release.