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Dangerous Cambridge intersection won’t be discussed at meeting Wednesday

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

CAMBRIDGE, Maine — Despite an earlier report, Cambridge selectmen do not plan to meet with state transportation officials to discuss the dangerous curve at the intersection of routes 150 and 152 at their meeting Wednesday, Sept. 14, at the town hall.

A Maine Department of Transportation official said last week that DOT officials planned to meet with selectmen this week to discuss the matter, but the meeting date, according to Selectman Ronald Strouse, has not yet been determined. He said selectmen first plan to meet with DOT to discuss the options to improve safety at the corner and then would proceed from there. The selectmen will still hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, but the intersection is not an agenda item.

The intersection of routes 150 and 152 became an issue after the driver of a tractor-trailer truck failed to negotiate the 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 the intersection and residents want something done to prevent any further accidents.

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