POLAND — The town is taking steps to address unsafe driving conditions on Route 11.

Androscoggin County Sheriff Eric Samson, state Rep. Jessica Faye and Town Manager Matthew Garside were among those who attended a special meeting Tuesday morning aimed at improving safety.

At the Board of Selectpersons meeting Tuesday night, Garside said the intersections at North Raymond Road and White Oak Hill Road were the main topics of discussion.

The family of Skylar Lee Huff, the Poland man killed in an ATV and tractor-trailer crash on Route 11 in April, requested at the selectpersons’ previous meeting that something be done about the dangerous driving conditions there.

His family also attended Tuesday’s safety meeting.

Garside said a speed study has been requested, and a grant-funded speed sign will be placed somewhere on Route 11 after the study is completed.


“We want to improve the safety of both intersections,” Garside said.

He added that an unused telephone pole near the North Raymond Road intersection has been removed, and more will be done when more information has been gathered.

The board also approved three bids Tuesday night:

• CertaPro Painters of Maine, $9,600, to paint the exterior of the Town Hall.

• Atlantic Recycling Equipment, $19,130, for a solid waste compactor.

• Poirier Guidelines, $8,549, for centerline painting of 10 roads in Poland.

Garside also announced the town’s electric car charging station has been installed next to the library and will soon be operational.

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