By Stephen J. Kotz
“Sorry for the delay. I got stuck in traffic, which was apropos for today’s meeting,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman when he arrived at the Bridgehampton Community House a few minutes late for a town board work session on Thursday to discuss proposed traffic safety measures for that hamlet’s Route 27 commercial corridor.
Raymond DiBiase, executive vice president of L.K. McLean Associates, a Brookhaven engineering firm hired earlier this year to study potential fixes for the road, deferred from making specific recommendations, although he told the board the consultants are leaning toward an approach that would focus prominently on the intersection of Route 27 and School Street and Corwith Avenue near the Candy Kitchen.
One possible solution would be to petition the New York State Department of Transportation to install a new stoplight and crosswalks at that corner, Mr. DiBiase told the board.
Another area that will likely be addressed is the corner of Route 27 and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike and Ocean Road, near the hamlet’s war monument, where the consultants said an additional crosswalk on the south side of the street between Almond restaurant and the Nathaniel Rogers House might also improve safety.
Town officials have said they not only want to improve pedestrian safety but also…
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