Cohasset: Public forum held on Route 3A corridor study

The Cohasset Planning Board held a public forum Monday night to discuss a state study being conducted to measure traffic safety along the Route 3A corridor.

The study will cover the area from the MBTA commuter rail station in Cohasset to Henry Turner Bailey Road in Scituate and is being funded by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The objective is to identify traffic safety problems and develop solutions.

About 20 people, mostly from the business community and various committee members attended the forum and shared their concerns and ideas about possible solutions to the traffic issues on 3A.

Planning Board Stuart Ivimey told WATD, “Fundamentally people’s comments focus on the safety along 3A and the concern they have when they and their families drive on it. There was also a brainstorming session on things that could be done to alleviate that problem”.

Ivimey said that some of the resident’s ideas range from solutions like implementing speed traps, to much more in-depth traffic calming measures.

“There were ideas as simple as simply increased police enforcement to slow traffic down, to as complicated as redesigning several of the intersections”.

A preliminary report is expected in June and a final report on the study should be forthcoming in September.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.