FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Traffic Commission voted tonight to approve a 4-way stop sign in the Warren Road neighborhood, residents had requested after a couple of serious crashes in 2018.
The stop sign will be placed where Warren Road, Prindiville Avenue, Dennison Avenue and Shawmut Terrace meet.
Currently, there are stop signs on the east and west side of the road.
A consultant suggested converting to a 4-way stop to alleviate the neighborhood’s concerns.
Last summer, a van crashed into an SUV, and then flipped over before crashing into a fence. The crash send three adults and four children to the hospital.
Over the last 5 years, there have been 12 crashes in the neighborhood.
The consultant told the Commission more than 4,500 vehicles pass through the intersection.
City Councilor Dennis Giombetti attended the meeting and advocated for the 4-way stop.
He also encouraged the Framingham Traffic Commission to review the entire neighbohood for traffic issues, specifically Flagg Drive and Warren Road and Oaks Street and Warren Road, due to the heavy school traffic.
McCarthy Elementary School, Fuller Middle School, and MassBay Community College are located on Flagg Drive.
Photo from the July 15 crash