Roundabout at East Hampton Intersection on the Table

County officials expected at East Hampton CAC meeting Monday night.

The intersection in question Credit: Google Map
The intersection in question Credit: Google Map
County officials will discuss the possibility of installing a roundabout at the intersection of Three Mile Harbor and Springs Fireplace roads during a meeting of the East Hampton/Sag Harbor Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday evening.

In May, JB DosSantos, co-chair of the CAC, sent a letter to East Hampton Town Supervisor Bill Wilkinson and members of town board asking them to consider a roundabout at the fork separating the two roads in the hopes that traffic would be able to flow more smoothly.

Members also asked for a comprehensive traffic study done to be done on North Main Street, including Three Mile Harbor Road, Springs Fireplace Road, Jackson Avenue, Indian Hill Road, and Miller Lanes, East and West.

"While the Town and Village did make improvements to the area, the [North Main Street Corridor] Study recommendations that were acted upon were beautification projects only, and that the traffic pattern engineering was not addressed at that time," DosSantos said.

The roads are county-owned roads.

William Hillman, the principal engineer with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, and Daniel Dresch with the Division of Traffic Engineering Suffolk County Department of Public Works, are expected to attend the meeting, as are representatives from Legis. Jay Schneiderman's office.

Schneiderman, I-Montauk, will be taking part in a political event nearby at the Emergency Services Building in East Hampton, where the League of Women Voters is holding a debate at the same time.

The CAC meeting will be held at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

What do you think of the idea? Tell us in the comments below if you would support having a roundabout there. 

tom October 21, 2013 at 03:15 PM
How about some left turn lanes on 114 at the intersection of Stephen Hands Path before someone gets T-Boned.
bernette October 21, 2013 at 07:11 PM
No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ScottRAB October 22, 2013 at 01:22 PM
The FHWA has a video about modern roundabouts that is mostly accurate (http://tinyurl.com/6v44a3x). Modern roundabouts are the safest form of intersection in the world. Visit http://tinyurl.com/iihsRAB for modern roundabout FAQs and safety facts. Modern roundabouts, and the pedestrian refuge islands approaching them, are two of nine proven safety measures identified by the FHWA, http://tinyurl.com/7qvsaem


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