Thursday, May 16, 2013
Town meeting voters on Monday rejected the proposal for a roundabout at Case's Corner.
Much to the dismay of some Weston residents, Case's Corner will not have a roundabout. Intended to make the intersection safer and alleviate traffic issues, Town Meeting voters rejected the proposal for a new roundabout at Case's Corner, leaving the current intersection of Wellesley and School streets in its current setup. What do you think of the vote? Do you agree or disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
If you live near Case's Corner in Weston or frequently travel through the intersection, you're invited to learn more about proposed modifications to the area.
When Weston residents head to the 2013 Annual Town Meeting on May 13, they could be voting on some substantial changes to the intersection of Newton and Wellesley streets, otherwise known as Case's Corner. Tonight, Weston's Traffic and Sidewalk Committee will hold a joint meeting with the Case Campus Master Plan Committee to allow residents the opportunity to hear more about a proposed roundabout for Case's Corner, ask questions and generally learn more about the project. The meeting is scheduled at 7 p.m. at Weston Town Hall. A Case Campus Master Plan Report was recently completed with a primary concern being "traffic congestion experienced from back-ups north on Wellesley Street during the morning commute while traffic awaits a left turn…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Selectmen say they'd like to see a public dialogue on the issue before moving forward.
Calling it an issue they believe deserves more public dialogue, the Weston Board of Selectmen at its meeting March 14 decided to put the Case's Corner roundabout discussion on hold. Doing so means the May Town Meeting warrant will not include an article on funding for creation of a roundabout at the corner of Newton and Wellesley streets, the selectmen said. The discussion came about under an agenda item on the Case Campus Master Plan, when the board heard from Ed Heller on progress on the plan. Heller called the Case Campus Master Plan process a "teeing off point" for a broad-based committee in town that could look at what action needs to be taken in the campus area, including the Field School, library, ball fields and more. Selectman …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Board, residents weigh pros and cons of controversial proposed roundabout.
The ongoing discussion about whether to build a roundabout at Case's Corner reached the next stage at the Monday, Feb. 27 Board of Selectmen meeting, where abutters and other residents gathered to hear further information, and weigh in on the controversial proposal. Some 30 attendees packed the lower level conference room at Weston Town Hall, and mainly expressed discontent at the proposal, saying the high-traffic time at the intersection is mainly limited to morning commuting hours and doesn’t merit the expense of a roundabout, among other objections. As part of a presentation to the board by the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee (TSC), which has spearheaded efforts to build the roundabout at the intersection of Wellesley and Newton streets…
Monday, February 27, 2012
The most recent aspects of the proposed roundabout will be presented to the Board of Selectmen at its meeting.
Tonight, the Weston Board of Selectmen will hear at its meeting from the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee on a potential plan to build a roundabout at Case's Corner. The item is on the agenda for 7 p.m. At a Jan. 11 public hearing of the Traffic and Sidewalk Committee, whether to build a roundabout at Newton and Wellesley streets was discussed, with some members of the public saying it wasn't needed and would be aesthetically unappealing, and others saying it's a welcome change to aid safety. After that meeting, more than 150 people voted in a Weston Patch poll, asking readers their thoughts on the roundabout. Only a handful of residents showed up at a Feb. 15 Traffic and Sidewalk Committee meeting, where members discussed the feedback …
1. After a windy weekend in Weston, it looks like we could see increasing clouds and a chance of showers in the late afternoon. The wind could still be around, The National Weather Service says, with gusts between 12 and 15 mph. 2. The Board of Selectmen's meeting tonight is at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. Case's Corner, and discussion of a potential project to create a roundabout there, is on the agenda. 3. A senior lunch is being held at noon at the Brook School Apartments. 4. The Weston Public Library is hosting ESL tutor training at 6:30 p.m. The weekly training sessions will be held each Monday through March 26. 5. The Agricultural Commission is meeting at 7:30 tonight at Town Hall.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Proposed roundabout at Case's Corner could slow traffic and solve tie-ups.
Safety and the rural aesthetic of a proposed roundabout at Case’s Corner in Weston were among the topics discussed at the Feb. 15 Weston Traffic and Sidewalk Committee meeting, which drew a handful of residents to Weston Town Hall. Committee members rehashed issues brought up at the Jan. 11 public meeting on the proposed roundabout, in preparation for the next public meeting on the issue, at the Board of Selectmen’s Feb. 27 meeting. Two residents who spoke at the Jan. 11 meeting also brought comments and concerns to last night’s meeting. Sarah Jensen, who lives on Wellesley Street, said safety is her main focus. She said she isn’t anti-roundabout, but wants it to be safe, especially for pedestrians and schoolchildren in the area. Jensen …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The next two nights are busy ones for meetings. Here's a look to help you plan--click on bold links for meeting agendas.
Wednesday Meetings: Traffic and Sidewalk Committee, Weston Town Hall auditorium, 7 p.m. This is the first meeting of the committee following last month's public hearing at which residents and members spoke at length about potentially building a roundabout at Case's Corner. That issue will be further discussed, as well as other Fiscal 2013 budget requests. Historical Commission, Weston Town Hall, 7 p.m. The commission will hold a public hearing to review and application from the residents of 121 Meadowbrook Road for removing the existing covered porch and adding a one-story enclosed room. Town Meeting Advisory Committee, Weston Town Hall, 7 p.m. In its second meeting, the committee plans a variety of topics for discussion. Permanent …
Monday, January 30, 2012
How did you vote in our poll? The results may surprise you.
Earlier this month, whether to build a roundabout at Case’s Corner was cause for debate among residents, with Weston's Traffic and Sidewalk Committee (TSC) emphasizing the necessity of the build for public safety and others saying the aesthetic changes that would result from such a project would sacrifice the rural and pristine nature of that area of town. Following that meeting, we posted a poll asking residents to weigh in on the idea of the roundabout, and the number of responses is a clear indication that this is an issue people are talking about—as of today, 148 have been cast. A majority of respondents—84, or 56 percent—indicated that traffic at Case's Corner isn't a big enough issue to merit measures like building a roundabout. …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Safety necessity or aesthetic mistake?
Earlier this week, whether to build a roundabout at Case's Corner was the subject of some debate among residents and town officials. While the Weston Traffic and Sidewalk Committee (TSC) and project engineers called the proposed roundabout the best solution for traffic problems at Newton and Wellesley streets, others decried it as a mistake that would change the rural feel of that area of town. How do you weigh in? Take our poll and let us know.