Drivers cautioned on Cranberry Highway traffic delays

Apr 10, 2017

Traffic will be down to one lane in the area of 2525 Cranberry Highway for today, April 10. Wareham Police are advising drivers to expect delays.

Comments (8)
Posted by: Snowman | Apr 10, 2017 11:27

Thank you for the "Highway of Death" update today.  I remain resolved to avoid traversing this road whenever possible but I still appreciate the reporting.  Has WW asked for an interview with Rep. Gifford on this matter?

Posted by: Doctor Deekas | Apr 10, 2017 12:15

Or 'Highway to Heaven'.... Our State and local leaders have FAILED us to get this road complete. Sure, throw us a $500K bone toward fixing the Nightmare on Elm Street bridge (which we don't have the other $1 million for), while Cranberry Hwy claims wreck after wreck on a weekly basis. This is the biggest traffic mover road in Wareham, even more than Route 28 in West Wareham. There is far more traffic on 6 & 28 in East Wareham/Onset. Our selectmen and TA have been complicit in allowing the hundreds of accidents and scores of deaths, while the MA highway dept kicks the can down the road. Town leaders - don't add another fast food place to this stretch of road without the MA Highway improvements, and for once, demand it. We already knows what happens in front of McD's and Wendy's on a weekly basis.

Posted by: Snowman | Apr 10, 2017 15:35


Posted by: Twiceburnt007 | Apr 11, 2017 05:32

Personally, I think it should be fixed like Tobey Rd. is addressed. There have been massive tire eating alignment screwing up, not to mention deep water action there since long before Walmart( Thanx for only working on half the road). I think all the major dangerous road issues should be addressed like on Tobey road. Place an orange cone down. Step back, admire your work and go home. Wait, instead , let's fix a bridge that we've down quite well with-out first !If one was ambitious, you could get a quick white water kayak or rafting adventure in !

Posted by: Twiceburnt007 | Apr 11, 2017 05:35

Hey, a tunnel from Silver Late Motel directly to the package store might reduce traffic incidents!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Apr 11, 2017 10:07

Speaking of Motels.  There's certainly been some hushing up with that topic.  What happened to all the controversy on stay limits?  Summer is coming.  By the looks of the parking lots at many of our lovely motels, it looks like there's no room at the inn for Wareham's beachgoing summer tourists.  Isn't that what the motels are there for?  The holidays have come and gone.  The cold weather has come and gone.  Can't use those excuses.  This is the time for Spring Cleaning.  21 days are up.  Time to go.

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Apr 11, 2017 10:25

Be an alert driver: eyes on the road, hands on the steering wheel. Observe the rules of the road. Obey the speed limit. Stop for red lights instead of accelerating in a dangerous effort to beat them out and save a couple minutes drive time. In general, be a courteous driver...the kind you hope will be on the same road as will a loved one when they are driving.

Posted by: Steve Holmes | Apr 11, 2017 11:26

Andrea funny you should mention that, I had a fender bender on the way to the golf course last Saturday. Back an neck issues, but I have always had those. The young lady jacked up her breaks getting on the highway, only going about 10 mph but still a lot of damage to the car.

Seems she will be a bride in 2 weeks, this happened at 615 in the morning, her mom showed up within 10 minutes. By her looks she had not just gotten out of bed. They were going to meet the bridesmaids.

Since there was no one in front of her, my guess is she was on the phone, and probably dropped it, thus jacking on the breaks to pick it up.

Distracted drivers are the most dangerous, I do try to be courteous, especially now that Sean has his permit, I am trying to teach him not to be distracted and be very cautious. So far so good, he is a pretty good driver, I worry more about the smoking, cell talking, navigation setting drivers, especially those that do all three at once.

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