Police warn mall shoppers: Don’t Block the Box

With the holiday shopping season upon us and the increase in motorists traveling through concentrated retail areas within Milford, two intersections on the Boston Post Road have been designated as “do not block the intersection” areas, police said Monday.

Boston Post Road and its intersections with Cedarhurst Lane and East Town Road have signs posted advising motorists that blocking the intersection is prohibited and violators are subject to a $117 fine.

In addition, white lines are painted on the pavement, which clearly identify the boundaries of these intersections to motorists.

By keeping these intersections clear, the traffic flow will significantly improve for everyone traveling on the roadways throughout the year and especially during peak shopping times, Officer Jeff Nielsen said.

Blocking intersections has a negative impact on an emergency vehicle’s response to an accident scene or a crime, Nielsen said.

Block the Box 2010 - sign

Frank Juliano