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March 27, 2014

Derry intersection back on state "fix-it" list

DERRY — A town intersection will finally get some improvements after being on the state’s radar for several years.

The intersection of Windham Depot Road, Kilrea Road and Route 28 will get some upgrades to make it safer.

That news, according to Derry Rep. Brian Chirichiello, is a long time coming.

Chirichiello gave the update to town councilors at a meeting March 18. He said the project could begin this summer.

“This is a project the town has been looking to do for 12 years,” Chirichiello said.

Work will include the installation of a traffic light and turning lane improvements.

The intersection has been on the state’s list for many years since residents began a campaign to have the spot looked at, citing dangerous situations and traffic snarls.

Residents spoke out at meetings several years ago about how dangerous the intersection is and how many crashes have occurred over the years due to speed and the incline.

The state had plans to improve the intersection years ago, but funding cuts knocked the project off the Department of Transportation’s extended plan for priority projects and the project was put on hold.

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