Safety improved with stop sign replacement near Milton Street

In July, drivers faced a lack of clarity about who had the right of way at this tricky intersection, as the stop sign for drivers on Neponset Valley Parkway heading into Boston had been removed. Calls to Milton town officials about the safety challenge were part of the process that resulted in the stop sign's recent replacement.

(Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)

Vehicles traveling on Neponset Valley Parkway toward Boston once again have a stop sign when they get to the intersection of Milton Street. Many local residents were surprised when intersection improvements earlier eliminated the sign. They felt it made it difficult to know who had the right of way. The parkway is under the jurisdiction of the state Department of Conservation and Recreation which has been trying for years to find a better solution to the complicated intersection that is a short distance from the intersection with Brush Hill Road.

Town Administrator Mike Dennehy said DCR officials have been in close communication with the town and will talk with town officials this fall.

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