Ledyard Bridge looking from Norwich to Hanover

Worth Knowing: Dartmouth proposes traffic light on busy West Wheelock Street

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As part of a $200 million project that will result in a new building integrating engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship disciplines, Dartmouth has proposed installing a traffic light on West Wheelock Street. The light would be located at the intersection of West Wheelock and West Streets.

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As many of you know, West Wheelock Street is a very, very busy place in the morning and evening as commuters, residents and visitors cross back and forth between Hanover and Norwich. In a news release, the College stated that light should make the intersection safer for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. 

The project also includes adding a three-level, 340-car underground parking and loading facility beneath the above-ground educational space.  If approved by the Hanover Planning Board, work will begin in early 2019. If you're interested in reading more about the College's proposed project, you can read the news release.

Hey commuters, what do you think of this proposal - will a traffic light on West Wheelock Street make your commute better or worse?

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