Letter: A Big Improvement on Route 4

To the Editor:

I agree wholeheartedly with Eric Sailer, of Lyme Center, who suggested repainting the lines on Route 4 in light of recent fatalities (“A Quick Fix for Route 4,” June 18). In fact, I was distinctly uncomfortable driving on this road and finding the center lines nonexistent. On June 6, I wrote to the governor and to the director of the Vermont Agency of Transportation, suggesting that the lines be repainted immediately as a temporary fix for Route 4. The latter agency responded immediately, and I am delighted to report that the double center lines are back in place and freshly painted. What a difference, when I drove out to Quechee on Monday.

Shirley J. Grainger-Inselburg



Shumlin Lays Out Safety Measures for Route 4 Stretch

Friday, June 7, 2013

White River Junction — In response to three collisions on Route 4 that have claimed four lives since March, Gov. Peter Shumlin yesterday announced a series of safety measures for the state highway, including an immediate repaving and installation of rumble stripes and long-term plans to rebuild the road and perhaps redesign stretches away from the Ottauquechee River. The announcement, …

Rumble Strips Urged on Route 4

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Woodstock — A pair of fire chiefs have proposed installing centerline rumble strips on sections of Route 4 after three people were killed in head-on collisions on the busy thoroughfare in recent months. Woodstock Fire Chief L.D. Sutherland said he and Hartford Fire Chief Stephen Locke think that rumble strips could prevent drivers from drifting into oncoming traffic on two-lane …

Letter: A Quick Fix for Route 4

Friday, June 7, 2013

To the Editor: As a quick, temporary improvement of Route 4 between White River Junction and Woodstock, has anyone at the Vermont Agency of Transportation thought of simply painting the center and side lines? At the present time, the lines are totally obliterated on all the curves, and almost all the lines anywhere are invisible at night in the rain. …