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Council Approves Bristol Ferry Road Diet

The approval comes with a stipulation that the town can fall back to four lanes from two if traffic becomes too much of a problem.

The scene of a fatal crash on Bristol Ferry Road last summer. (File photo)
The scene of a fatal crash on Bristol Ferry Road last summer. (File photo)
The Portsmouth Town Council in a 6-0 vote approved a proposed road died, or lane reduction, for both sides of Bristol Ferry Road Monday night.

The vote paves the way for a 1.2 mile stretch of the road to go from four lanes to two and a middle turning lane will be created.

The council heard testimony from residents both for and against the plan before the vote, which comes with a stipulation that the road diet will get a test run and could be reverted back to the current configuration if traffic woes result.

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Abe Lincoln April 01, 2014 at 08:15 AM
We also need a user friendly horse & buggy lane!
Claire Arrico April 01, 2014 at 05:37 PM
I am glad this passed hopefully they will do something soon with the congestion and light at the three corners and Clements's market area.

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