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Wellesley is not a one-stoplight town, officials say

Posted by Ralph Ranalli January 15, 2008 07:14 AM

WELLESLEY

Wellesley town officials are not convinced that one traffic signal will take care of all the additional congestion that might arise out of the development of the old Grossman's hardware property.

Town Executive Director Hans Larsen told Selectmen recently that National Development, the company that plans to turn the 27 Washington Street property into an apartment and retail site, thinks a traffic light at River Road and Washington Street will mitigate any increased traffic.

But Larsen said the town was sending the company a letter saying it believes more is needed. A public hearing on traffic and parking concerns for the site is scheduled by the planning board for Monday, January 28.

-- Lisa Keen

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