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New Traffic Pattern Puts Bumper-To-Bumper Damper On Nahant Beach Days

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NAHANT (CBS) – Last weekend’s summer-like weather made Nahant Beach a popular destination but a reconstruction project that reduced parking and changed the traffic pattern made the trip, well, no day at the beach.

Nahant police said the traffic backup was the worst they’ve seen in a long time and stretched from the beach along the Nahant causeway to the rotary at the Lynn line. Traffic getting out of Nahant was also affected.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Nahant Traffic Backup No Day At The Beach

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

The state Department of Conservation and Recreation, which did the reconstruction project, is meeting with town officials to come up with solutions.

Nahant Town Administrator Andrew Bisignani told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic that the backup was occurred because cars were in the right lane of the causeway trying to get into the slow-moving left lane, backing up both lanes.

The reconstruction project eliminated 300 parking spaces or 25 percent of available parking at the beach.

“I think DCR did a great job,” Bisignani said. “It’s a new design, all new planning and it has to be tested and I’m sure that there are some issues that came up that will have to be addressed. But I have all the confidence that DCR and Town of Nahant public safety officials will address these concerns and it will be worked out.”

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