Which Roads are the Most Dangerous in East Hampton Town?

Concerns with Old Stone Highway were raised after the death of Jeffrey Ahn on Saturday. Are there other roads that are of worrisome?

Following the tragic accident on Old Stone Highway in Amagansett that , concerns have been raised about that stretch of road. With no shoulder, many curves, and an embankment along the road, most agree it's a route that requires extreme caution, from both drivers and pedestrians.

Are there are other streets in the Town of East Hampton that are just as worrisome? Tell us where you avoid bicycling, jogging or walking the dog — whether it's just the summer or all year long. Are there streets you drive everyday that you find more dangerous than others? Any ideas how to make the roads better?

One thing is for sure: Once country roads have become main thorough-fares and well-traveled streets in the Town of East Hampton. Let's all be extra cautious out there on the roads this summer.

bonacbabe June 28, 2012 at 04:23 PM
All country roads are dangerous and I think installing speed bumps will be the best solution.
Susa Stein June 28, 2012 at 06:24 PM
The worst, in my opinion of course, is crossing over from 114 at the library left onto Main St/27. And on any of these busy intersections noted, if there were 4-way stop signs where each other auto has right of way, that would save lights, time and become much safer. Sus
Maureen June 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Accobonac Rd is narrow with many twists and turns resulting in poor visibility when coming upon joggers,bicyclists etc. Long Lane and 2 Holes of Water as they join 114 is really dangerous. There is often so much traffic that people are impatient and take foolish chances to turn onto 114. There is a reason we have 30MPH rules in EH. go slower be safe.
Industry Interested June 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM
The entire stretch of 3MH right by Round Swamp. Cars flanking both sides of the road - you can't see to make a left onto 3MH, no matter which side of the road you're coming from. I think almost every road in East Hampton is seriously lacking a sidewalk/adequate shoulder for pedestrians. And it makes it really hard to 'share the road' with bicyclists when you've got a pickup riding your ass and another one barreling towards you at 20mph over the speed limit. Lack of traffic law enforcement is my main concern around here. How many times, IN THE HEART OF TOWN, do I watch somebody make a U-Turn right next to the "NO U-TURN" signs? If somebody would give drivers a reason to care, they might start paying a little more attention. In Sag Harbor (which, I know, is technically Southampton town) making a right turn onto 114 off of Jermain is pretty bad - it's easy to over-steer and over-correct. I've watched a few people nearly miss cars parked, cars approaching, and mailboxes (and I've seen those boxes taken out).
Morgan Duke Vaughan June 29, 2012 at 08:19 PM
My personal favorite as a pedestrian: The middle of EH Village! Watch visitors trying to figure out how to navigate walking across Newtown Lane at the intersection at Main Street. AND there's a light! Even with the walk signal, they have to have traffic cops there on the weekends. I'm stunned no one's been hit yet.


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