Residents Take Aim At Malta Traffic Circles


"Neither frigid temperatures nor the sense that roundabouts on Round Lake Road are a done deal could keep area residents from protesting the planned construction of two traffic circles west of Northway Exit 11 that they believe will be unsafe for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Dozens of people who live in areas near the Hannaford Plaza stood on the corner of Chango Drive toting signs in opposition to two roundabouts approved by the Town Board in January. Dozens more passing by honked their car horns in support.

A hearing on Monday will invite public comment on the town's plan to take slices of land from 13 residential and commercial properties through eminent domain for the project. But the decision to build the roundabouts has already been made, Malta SupervisorPaul Sausville said."

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