Apr 10, 2014

North Smithfield

Great Rd/Woonsocket Hill Rd Safety Issues

Category: News Room
Posted by: Craig

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Based on several citizen requests to review the intersection of Great Road and Woonsocket Hill Road for safety issues, the North Smithfield Police researched some crash statistics for this location. Since 2000 there have been 45 accidents at this intersection.

 Also, earlier this year, the Town had highway install two "Do Not Enter" signs at this intersection because motorists were entering Woonsocket Hill Road from Great Road the wrong way. Since the signs were installed, there have been no further complaints about this intersection. “I would ask residents to exercise caution when they enter or exit that location” stated Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton, “Traffic flow on Route 146A is very heavy at times but the possibility of accidents can be minimized by paying strict attention to speed limits”.