BERKLEY — A Berkley Street business owner’s plea for relief from what he called unsafe traffic patterns prompted the town to submit a last minute application for a grant to improve the streets.
Less than a week before the Sept. 22 deadline, selectmen decided to apply for a Massachusetts Department of Transportation Shared Streets and Spaces grant to improve the town’s streets.
The spark to apply for the newly created grant program so suddenly came after Richard Peterson, owner of Web Press Services, Inc., 541 Berkley St., described the traffic situation where his facility sits.
Peterson said the lack of space and frontage between him and the businesses adjacent to him, which include his son’s gym, Chaos Fitness, Dough Licious Pizza and the Berkley Farms Convenience Store, is creating a “crazy traffic flow” there.
He complained the problem that he has been struggling to contain since he first occupied the