Bangor City Council Okays Traffic Change

BANGOR - Bangor city councilors have given the green-light to change the traffic pattern at a busy  intersection.

As it currently stands drivers coming off I-95 at exit 186 cannot make a left-turn onto Stillwater Avenue.

 

This prevents residents from easily accessing nearby homes and patrons from visiting some businesses.

 

"It's a strange intersection there. People were making the left turn there anyways, which is an unsafe situation. So what the council did was pass a resolve that will allow us to move forward and open up the left turn there," Ben Sprague, a Bangor City Councilor, says.

 

The traffic change still requires approval from the Maine DOT and the Federal Highway Commission.

 

City councilors say they'll also explore measures to address greater traffic flow through the nearby neighborhood, if the Stillwater intersection change is approved.

Karina Bolster

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Karina joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in March of 2013. Raised as part of a military family, she likes to consider Massachusetts as her "home-base". Karina graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in Communications. From January 2012 to July 2012, Karina was a student reporter for New England Cable News (NECN) and would take part in a live shot every Tuesday for The Morning Show, covering topics from current events to the "Trophy Town" teams.

Karina also has a huge passion for sports. While in college she interned for New England Sports Network (NESN) as a “NESN Daily” intern, as well as the TD Garden, working in the control room for the Bruins and Celtics games. Also as a former college softball player, she loves staying active and looks forward to trying some of the sports the Bangor area has to offer!

Karina Bolster
ABC 7/FOX 22 Bangor
(207) 945-6457 X 3118

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