Board’s Action May Deter Cut-Through Traffic

Drivers Take Note: Town Installs Stop Sign at Neillian/Evergreen Avenue Intersection

Neillian Street won’t be as popular a commuters’ cut-through route following implementation of the Select Board’s vote Monday.

Board members, in their role as road commissioners, agreed to install a “stop” sign on Neillian at its intersection with Evergreen Avenue.

Vehicles up to now have been able to traverse Neillian Street from Summer Street to Evergreen, then left on Evergreen to South Road, without stopping. Whether that actually saves meaningful time is debatable, but the new sign may reduce the rush-hour volume on the residential street.

The recommendation for the signage culminates more than a year of research by the town’s internal traffic staff management team. Current participants are Police Chief Kenneth Fong, Fire Department Capt. John Daniels, Police Lt. Richard Vitale, Officer Tom Devine Public Works Director David  Manugian, Jeanette Rebecchi, the DPW’s transportation program manager, and Amy Fidalgo, assistant town manager of operations,

Police are planning to enforce the new signage, said Town Manager Sarah Stanton. “There will be increased patrols in that area.”

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763


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michelle blanchette
michelle blanchette
4 months ago

They should do the same thing on Ashby Rd. To many speeders. Especially with Kids on the street. 😡😡😡

Mark Figenbaum
Mark Figenbaum
4 months ago

I agree about the speeders, but I’ve never once seen a child on Ashby in my 11 years living in bedford

Marilyn Denton
Marilyn Denton
4 months ago

I applaud the Select Board’s decision to install this much-needed stop sign. As a resident of this neighborhood, I’ve seen way too many close calls at this intersection, with vehicles from both streets assuming they have the right-of-way. This is a safety issue that goes well beyond the nuisance cut-through traffic.

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