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Morristown seeks traffic light at intersection of Route 37 and 58

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MORRISTOWN — The village has requested that the state Department of Transportation install a traffic light at the intersection of routes 58 and 37.

Mayor Cheryl A. Shatraw said the request was made after Town Councilor Gary Turner approached the village about the quick-moving traffic at that intersection.

Mr. Turner could not be reached for comment but has supported the installation of a traffic light since his run for office in 2007. He again signaled his support for the effort in 2011, noting the amount of traffic at that location and its use by school buses and other vehicles.

In its letter the village did not specify whether it is looking for a caution light or a full stop light, Mrs. Shatraw said, giving DOT the ability to come to its own conclusion.

There are stop signs on Route 58 with traffic on Route 37 given the right of way.

Mrs. Shatraw said similar requests made in years past have been denied. DOT spokesman Michael R. Flick said the department has received the letter from Morristown.

“At this point in time I’m not sure how long it will take to get through,” he said, “but we will turn it around as soon as possible.”

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