2012-04-04 / Local News

Changes to Shimerville/Greiner intersection in progress

A traffic signal is being installed by Erie County at the intersection of Greiner and Shimerville roads.

Some residents who live near the intersection are questioning if it is really necessary.

The county has identified accident hotspots within the town, including this corner, and is trying to slow traffic, according to members of the Town Board.

Councilman Patrick Casilio said the possibility of a traffic light was discussedThis image shows plans for the addition of a traffic signal at the intersection of Shimerville and Greiner roads. The project should be completed by late July.This image shows plans for the addition of a traffic signal at the intersection of Shimerville and Greiner roads. The project should be completed by late July. during a presentation by the county two years ago. A traffic circle had previously been under consideration.

A fully operational signal light will be installed, rather than a blinking light, as at the Strickler/County road intersection, he said.

Casilio told The Clarence Bee that the county’s plan is to use available right of way that is part of the existing road to create turning lanes and not to encroach on adjacent residents’ properties. He said the construction should be completed by July 28.

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