Signs get crossed regarding traffic signal

There’s been some confusion whether the state is pursuing installing the walk/don’t walk sign at the intersection of routes 82 and 199, according to Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro, but according to the DOT, the project is proceeding. Photo by Betty Abrams

PINE PLAINS — The question of whether a walk/don’t walk sign should be installed at the intersection of routes 82 and 199 has become a hot button issue in the town of Pine Plains, with the Town Board and many residents against the idea, and the state Department of Transportation (DOT) eager to follow through on the project.

“I was just struck by how little traffic there seems to be at that intersection and why someone could not cross with just the traffic signal without an issue,” resident Bill Abrams said. (Abrams writes the weekly “The Country Curmudgeon” column for The Millerton News.)

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