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VIDEO: Shumlin and Route 4 Discussions

June 11, 2013

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Following a recent increase in the number of serious motor vehicle crashes on U.S. Route 4 in the Hartford-Woodstock area, including four fatalities in recent months, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that the Agency of Transportation will install portable message boards reminding drivers to be alert and focus on safety, pave deteriorated stretches of the roadway surface, install centerline rumble strips in appropriate areas, conduct an engineering review to determine what further safety treatments may be warranted, and work with local officials on proposed improvements.
Local residents weight in on these decisions.

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Sue Minter, Vt Agency of Transportation Deputy Secretary talks at the press conference held with Gov. Shumlin.

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Janice Prindle June 13, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I think they could help IF they were not the same old nagging slow down signs but a simple (short) message: 5 Fatalities in 3 Months. Go Slow. Doesn’t take much to read that and drivers might react to the hard facts (easily updated) more readily.

I also think the facts about the frequency of accidents AND fatalities on Route 4 should be put into a flyer or booklet or poster that the state puts in its visitor centers and distributes to restaurants, shops, motels, all tourist-oriented businesses along Route 4. So many of these incidents have involved drivers from out of the area.

Jennifer June 12, 2013 at 9:34 am

JUST HOW is a message board that makes you take your eyes OFF the road going to help? Please tell me this. I saw one of these signs last week and it was even on the other side of the road.
PEOPLE just need to pay attention and do the speed limit. PERIOD.

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