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Senator Bartlett and Representative Barstow Applaud DOT Action on Intersection

March 5, 2008

Senator Philip Bartlett II (D-Cumberland County) and Representatives Chris Barstow (D-Gorham) were proud to announce today that the Maine Department of Transportation is going to take corrective action on the intersection of Libby Road and Route 25 in Gorham.

The legislators were informed today by the DOT that by the middle of next week two oversized will be “STOP” signs will be installed on each approach of Libby Avenue, and a 36-inch “Stop Ahead” sign on each approach as well. Over the next few weeks a solar powered flashing red lights will be attached to the “STOP” signs as well. DOT sees these as interim solutions, with further study of the intersection this spring and summer to determine the best long-term traffic solutions for this intersection.

“This is very good news that DOT is moving so rapidly to improve this dangerous situation,” stated Senator Bartlett. “While it isn’t a permanent solution, it is an important step, and we will help them to work to develop a better plan as soon as weather allows.”

“I am appreciative that the Department of Transportation has responded quickly to our concerns and are taking these temporary measures for improvement,” Representative Bartow said. “I will continue to work with the Department with further hope that final improvements can be made to this intersection by the end of summer.”

For further information, please contact Senator Bartlett’s office at 287-1515.