Maine DOT, Cambridge officials to discuss sharp curve at intersection

Posted Sept. 11, 2011, at 8:13 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — Maine Department of Transportation officials are expected to meet Wednesday night with Cambridge municipal officials to discuss safety at an intersection where a handful of accidents have occurred, the latest in August.

Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. at the town hall.

The topic of the discussion will be the intersection of Routes 150 and 152, where the driver of a tractor-trailer truck failed to negotiate a sharp curve on Aug. 23 and crashed into the Cambridge General Store causing thousands of dollars in damage. The driver was uninjured and no one was hurt at the store during the early morning accident.

This was the third accident in recent years at that location and residents want something done to prevent any further accidents.

Mark Latti, Department of Transportation spokesman, said Cambridge officials had contacted his department to seek some solution to slow traffic down at the curve on Route 150 going into town from Harmony. The Cambridge Grange is located on the north side of the intersection and a residence is located on the south side.

“It’s a tight corner as far as buildings so the meeting will focus on improving signage and slowing down traffic before they enter the intersection,” Latti said recently. “It’s certainly dangerous if you’re going too fast, so what we’re looking at is solutions that can slow down traffic. We’re going to look at a variety of solutions.”

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