BELCHERTOWN- SIGNAL & INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS AT MAIN STREET (ROUTE 181), MAPLE STREET (RTE 202), JABISH STREET (ROUTE 21)
This intersection currently provides a good Level of Service (LOS) for 2 of the 3 major approaches but experiences long delays on the Rte 202 (Maple St) eastbound approach and the Rte 21 (Jabish St) westbound minor approach. The overall intersection LOS is F at the PM peak hour. The crash rate (1.1 2003-2005) is above the statewide and District 2 average for a signalized intersection. LOS can be improved throughout the intersection by providing an exclusive left turn lane to the South Main Street NB approach and reconfiguring lane assignments on Maple Street EB. Project will include new signal equipment, minor widening of South Main and Maple Streets, new sidewalks and wheelchair ramps, new and reset granite curb, coldplane-overlay and new striping and signage.