June 19, 2018
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BDN readers note problem at Bangor intersection

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — There’s a problem near the intersection of Hogan Road and Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, according to contributors to the Bangor Daily News website feature called “See It. Fix It.”

The feature enables people to call attention to problems in their communities in the hope community officials will take action to correct them.

Drivers heading from Kittredge Road toward Hogan Road and making left-hand turns onto Stillwater toward Orono aren’t yielding to those heading straight from Hogan to Kittredge, according to the contributors to See It. Fix It.

The intersection features a left turn yield on green sign for motorists on Kittredge Road, which means that traffic coming from Hogan Road has the right of way. Kittredge Road provides motorists a back entrance into Walmart.

Traffic is not flowing smoothly, contributors say.

When the complaints on See It. Fix It. were brought to the attention of Art Morgan, Bangor’s Director of Public Services, he said the traffic lights and signs are adequate and the issue is with drivers. He advised motorists to use caution, especially as the holidays approach.

“As the Christmas season approaches, the [traffic] volume goes up, no question about that,” Morgan said.

Other areas of concern posted by contributors to See It. Fix It include:

• The railroad tracks at the end of the Penobscot Bridge which connects Bangor and Brewer. Readers posting say that the rubber around the tracks is broken, thus creating potholes in the roadway.

• Route 235 in Hope, which has potholes and cracks in the road.

• Rough pavement on Skyway Street in Presque Isle.

• A rough spot on McKenzie Drive in Fort Kent.

• A blind intersection at Highland and Anthoine Streets in South Portland which is apparently hazardous.

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