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The Boston Globe


Towns seek a safer Route 3A

The state is studying a heavily used stretch of Route 3A — from the MBTA commuter rail station in Cohasset to North Scituate — with the goal of finding ways to make the major roadway safer for motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists.

Traffic on the busy 3.5-mile corridor averages between 12,000 and 15,000 vehicles daily, and the accident rate is significantly higher than the state average, according to the study’s preliminary work. There were 290 crashes, two of them fatalities, between 2006 and 2010.

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