Controversial redesign of Portsmouth junction is activated

Northbound drivers on East Main must stop at red light before turning down Park Avenue

By Jim McGaw
Posted 12/4/18

PORTSMOUTH — During a Town Council meeting more than three years ago, town officials and numerous residents had a clear message for state transportation officials about their plans to reconfigure the intersection of East Main Road and Park Avenue: It ain’t broke, so don’t fix it.

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.