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in Wellesley don't help anymore." through Wellesley now knows the shortcuts, frustrating residents on those once quiet streets and creating even more congestion. Town officials feel motorists' pain. They are, after all, getting stuck on those same roads. Between several planning initiatives—including traffic lights to mitigate the Route 9 and Kingsbury Street terrifying turn- around —and various police strategies, officials hope to relieve some of the most painful points of conges- tion and make motor vehicle travel in Wellesley safer. These steps can go only so far, however. Unless a large number of residents start walking, biking, and carpooling, traffic isn't going anywhere. "When you have this kind of traffic volume, what can you do?" Wellesley Police Chief Terrence Cunningham said in an interview before he left his position to become deputy executive direc- tor of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. "The number one complaint we get is about traffic." Life on the Streets If a news traffic copter had a live audio feed into the vehicles on the Wellesley roads below, here's what you'd hear: "The new I-95/Route 9 interchange has made my already hellish commute a nightmare," said Jennifer Schwegel Perry. "And my tricks to back- road it to Oakland Street to avoid most of Route 9 112 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7 Traffic Jam "The new I-95 / Route 9 interchange has made my already hellish commute a nightmare." – Jennifer Schwegel Perry S T O P S I G N B Y G R A N D M A I S O N C / D R E A M S T I M E . C O M

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