Criticism Growing Over Roundabouts Proposed For Round Lake Road

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"Our local politicians are not listening to our neighbors and our community," wrote Sloat, who narrowly lost a race for town justice in November. He argues there is insufficient room at the intersections to construct roundabouts. "We've made it clear that we do not want substandard, nonconforming roundabouts that jeopardize our citizens' safety and split up our neighborhoods and community," Sloat said.

Sloat said children and seniors regularly cross Round Lake Road, especially in the warmer months. He pointed to Shenendehowa's Chango Elementary School, the retirement community Malta Meadows and a shopping center located near the intersection of Chango Drive, and a busy Stewart's Shop, miniature golf business and pediatric office at the Ruhle Road South intersection, all of which contribute to the area's congestion. Sloat also prefers traffic signals on the road.

"I have nothing against roundabouts," Sloat said. "They do increase capacity. But you can't put them in a neighborhood where there are people crossing roads."

This excerpt is from the Times Union article published Thursday, February 19th. Click on the link below to read the whole article.

http://blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/eminent-domain-for-roundabouts-in-malta/20473/


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