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January 20, 2014

A matter of safety

Couple crusading for improvements at dangerous intersection


“This is a classic case of jurisdictional oversight,” Speliotis said, “where it takes a simple project and magnifies it a couple of times.”

The traffic improvements the Packowskis want are “doable,” he said. It just involves bringing all parties together.

Danvers Town Manager Wayne Marquis said town officials have discussed the problem, and he understands the issue is compounded by the road being privately owned. Singer has taken a lead role in this, and Danvers planning director Karen Nelson has also been involved, Marquis said.

All of them are working, he said, to locate the landowner’s heirs, the first step in resolving the problem. Once that happens, he said, they will bring everyone together to decide how to improve the intersection.

Staff writer Ethan Forman can be reached at 978-338-2673, by email at or on Twitter at @DanverSalemNews.

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