New idea for Hartford road signage

The below article from Thursdays Granville Sentinel may interest you regarding road signs on Town roads. If you live on a low traffic volume, all dirt road, a sign will be placed at the entrance to the road saying “No Traffic Signs”. BTW- All of Hartford’s roads that are 100% dirt are ‘low volume’ and the ATV club will reimburse the Town for the cost of the ATV signs. Dana

By Dan King

Hartford town officials have been talking lately about road signage policies and have come up with a way to save some time and money in doing so.

The town will no longer be putting up signs on roads within the town of Hartford that are considered “low volume dirt roads.” Instead, town highway Superintendent Greg Brown reported to the town board that he will be putting up signs that read “no traffic signs” on these less travelled roads.

“The signs take place of all signs on low volume dirt roads,” said Brown, explaining that this practice was in compliance with New York State Department of Transportation regulations.

“This makes it so we don’t have to put up signs along the road,” said Supervisor Dana Haff.

Brown said that the diamond- shaped yellow traffic signs will be placed at one end of the road if it is a dead end road or one sign at each end if it is a through road. The signage alleviates the town from the burden of putting up and maintaining traffic signs on roads that aren’t traveled frequently.

Eleven dead end roads will be marked with the yellow signs, they include, Wooddell Lane, Durkee Lane, Country Lane and Ext, Strainer Lane, Northup Lane, Hinck Lane, Swamp Lane, Eldridge Lane, Rojcewicz Lane, Gulf Lane and Smith Lane.

Each of those eleven roads will also receive one or two red diamond signs marking the end of the road, because they are all dead end roads.

Lundy Road, Scott Hill Road and Harper Hill Road will each be marked with two no traffic signs, and Halls Pond will receive two no traffic signs and a pavement ends sign.

Lilly Pond, Dick Hill Road and Brayton Road will all also receive pavement ends signs, warning motorists of a transition from pavement to dirt or gravel.

AT V signs

The town will also be signing roads that are part of the Foothills ATV Club Trail System, as a way to warn motorists that all-terrain vehicles may be travelling on the roads.

Rowe Hill Road, Washburn Hill Road, Halls Pond Road, Hastings Road and Blood Street will all be marked end-to-end with ATV signage.

Other roads that will be partially signed will include Burch Road, Dick Hill, Main Street, Warren Road and Gibbs Road.

Officials said the reason for marking these roads is to make it clear what roads are legally recognized as part of the Foothills ATV Club Trail System.

Councilwoman Barbara Beecher said she was concerned with the speeds of all terrain vehicles, but town officials reassured her that the guidelines for ATV speeds were made clear by the club.