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4 Radar Speed Signs Deployed in Town

Using monies raised at town meeting for speed enforcement, Selectmen authorized the purchase of one radar speed sign a couple of years ago and two more this year. Shortly thereafter, Maine DOT announced a limited program granting radar signs to municipalities who requested them, on a first come, first serve basis. Selectmen Todd Sawyer wasted no time in submitting Waterford's name and the town received a fourth sign at no cost.

Jim Kidder, Waterford's new interim public works director (see story), has overseen the fabrication and deployment of trailers for each of the signs and as of August 31, all four signs have been put into service. Jim's experience - as well as DOT's - is that these signs lose their effectiveness if left in one place too long. Jim's plan is to move them every couple of weeks. This will not only improve their effectiveness, but also enable expanded coverage of the Town.  If you have been experiencing excessively fast traffic on your road - and who hasn't - email jbell@waterfordme.org to get your location on the list.