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Change of Traffic Pattern: East Plain Street/School Street/Commonwealth Road
Effective Monday October 20, 2014, the traffic pattern at the intersection of East Plain Street, School Street and Commonwealth Road will be temporarily modified.  This intersection, which encompasses the Lokerville Green, has been the scene of many traffic crashes, including fatalities, over the years.  A traffic study by TEC, Inc. traffic consultants recommended that the Town of Wayland consider implementing several options to improve overall safety of the intersection.  All of the options would reduce the number of conflicting traffic streams, better control the speed of turning movements, and consolidate turns onto Route 30 to a singular location.

As part of the process to determine the best option, a temporary traffic plan will be implemented on October 20th.  This plan will consist of making the section of East Plain Street in front of the Villa Restaurant a one-way road heading in a westerly direction.  Reflectorized traffic barrels, road delineators, and barricades will be used to narrow part of the roadway.  Temporary regulatory traffic signs will be used to restrict flow along the northerly end of Lokerville Green to westbound only.  This temporary traffic control plan was approved by the Board of Public Works on July 9th and by the Board of Selectmen on September 29th.

It is anticipated that this temporary traffic control plan will be in place for two months.  Motorists are asked to use extra caution when driving through this intersection and to use School Street to access Route 30.  Side street delays are expected to be higher during this interim period.  Town staff and the consultant will be monitoring the results of the temporary changes as long-term solutions are considered.