The Gorham Times, Gorham, Maine's Community Newspaper

Staff Writer

State Representative Andrew McLean is “very concerned about the number of accidents and the severity of them” at the intersection of Libby Ave. and Main St. (Rt. 25).

McLean asked several top officials from the DOT, including the commissioner, to come to Gorham and meet with Fire Chief Lefebvre and Police Chief Dan Jones and others to “discuss concerns about this intersection and to talk about interim measures that can be put into place to ensure this intersection’s safety, along with some of the long term fixes that the DOT envisions for this location.”

A meeting is scheduled for December 4 at 8:30 a.m. in the fire station conference room. The public is welcome to attend.

Since a recent article about plans to install a traffic light at this intersection, along with other road improvements, in 2020, the Gorham Times has heard from many readers about the need to address this dangerous location well before that timeframe.

The problems are exacerbated during busy times when there can be long waits for vehicles attempting to cross Rt. 25 leading some of those drivers to try to cross when it is not safe to do so.