Mansfield Selectmen Sign on to Plan to Fix Route 106

Part of Route 106 is Mansfield is going to get a facelift.


These days traveling from Mansfield to Easton on Route 106 can be deadly on your shocks and your kidneys.

Fortunately, the road from the Flint area to the Easton borders is getting a new look.

Mansfield selectmen voted 5-0 Wednesday night to go ahead with a plan, funded by the state, to improve the road surface and create right turn lanes.

“This doesn't change the speed,” said Mansfield Town Manager William R. Ross.

According to Ross, the town has jurisdictions over the speed on the road, which is 55-miles-an-hour.

Right now, the project is out to bid, but both the Mansfield police and department of public works are in favor of the project. The plans for the improvements were developed by the town.

“We went through the process to improve traffic flow and safety,” said Ross. “This will improve the ground surface.”

Selectmen Kevin Moran said the town has been concerned about the speed on the road, but was told by the state it was correct at 50-miles-an-hour.


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