Woodstock to Install Warning Signs on Fletcher Hill Road

Woodstock — The Woodstock Selectboard voted unanimously last week to install a series of signs along Fletcher Hill Road in West Woodstock after residents expressed concerns of speeding motorists.

Administrative Assistant Mary Riley said because Fletcher Hill Road is a town highway, the town of Woodstock will purchase and install the signs along the four-mile stretch of unpaved road.

Highway Superintendent David Green said eight signs will be installed and will be placed at different locations along both sides of the road. The signs will read “dangerous curve, stay right” with an advisory speed limit of 15 mph. The existing speed limit along Fletcher Hill Road is 35 mph and the road is known as a popular shortcut to bypass Woodstock Village.

In addition to the dangerous curve signs, the board decided to add tractor symbol sign s near Green Road and Arthur Morgan Road to warn passing motorists of farm vehicles in the area.

The signs are estimated to cost the town $300 and will be purchased out of the public works operating budget.