Southampton Town Police and Highway Departments will launch the Canoe Place Traffic Reduction Program on April 1, aimed at addressing the growing traffic congestion in the community. 

On weekdays between the hours of 5:30 and 9:30 a.m., the traffic light at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Canoe Place Road will be set to flash, and no left turns will be permitted at that intersection.  Other traffic lane modifications will also be deployed to facilitate traffic flow through the intersection. 

Southampton Town Police officers will be posted to assure motorists’ safety, and Highway Department staff will be posted as well to deploy traffic cones, signage, and electronic message boards to alert and inform motorists traveling through the intersection. Motorists are encouraged to support these efforts by adhering to traffic laws, practice defensive driving, and be mindful of pedestrians and other road users.

Supervisor Maria Moore emphasizes that the Town Board is committed to maintaining this program until the end of September, as part of the larger effort to find ways to mitigate traffic congestion in Southampton  Town. The new Traffic Mitigation and Safety Task Force, established by Town Board resolution, will begin meeting in April to review other possible traffic mitigation strategies and make recommendations to the Town Board in the fall. For more information, contact either the Supervisor’s Office, or Lieutenant William Kiernan at

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