WILTON — The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on a proposed parking and traffic ordinance change for the intersection of High and Main streets in the downtown area.

They will listen to residents’ comments starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Wilton Town Office. The board’s regular meeting follows, and members will consider approving the ordinance change to include the prohibition of left-hand turns from High onto Main.

As vehicles come down the hill on High Street, the lack of visibility of oncoming cars on Main Street can make a left-hand turn difficult and dangerous, according to previous board discussions on the proposed change.

The change to “right turns only” would revert to the former practice of allowing only right-hand turns. Vehicles could drive in front of Key Bank and loop around the town monument to make a left-hand turn onto Main Street.

The board has previously discussed signage and the potential for placing a banner-type sign across High Street to warn motorists coming down the hill.

In other business, the board will hear updates on the Maine Department of Transportation’s planned public hearing date for the intersection of Routes 2 and 156 and the Wilton Tannery project from Town Manager Rhonda Irish.

The DOT will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Academy Hill School cafeteria. The session will present potential plans and options for improving the intersection of Routes 2 and 156, the site of several accidents, including fatalities.

At a previous meeting, Irish told the board that the town had received an additional $150,000 in grant funds for the cleanup project at the old tannery in East Wilton. The grant was received from the Department of Environmental Protection/Department of Economic and Community Development brownfield program.

The board will also hear a report on the Wilton Blueberry Festival and consider approval of junkyard permit renewals.

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