City of Gardner, MA
Worcester County
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When a roadway has been divided into lanes, the driver of a vehicle shall drive so as to be entirely within a single lane and shall not move from the lane in which he is driving until he has first ascertained that such movement can be made with safety.
Upon all roadways the driver of a vehicle shall drive in the lane nearest the right side of the roadway when the lane is available for travel, except when overtaking another vehicle or when preparing for a left turn.
The driver of a vehicle shall not pass and overtake a vehicle proceeding in the same direction unless there is sufficient clear space ahead on the right side of the roadway to permit the overtaking to be concluded without impeding the safe operation of the vehicle ahead.
The driver of a vehicle, when about to be overtaken and passed by another vehicle approaching from the rear, shall give way to the right in favor of the overtaking vehicle on suitable and audible signal being given by the driver of the overtaking vehicle and shall not increase the speed of his vehicle until completely passed by the overtaking vehicle.
A. 
No person shall drive in such a manner as to obstruct unnecessarily the normal movement of traffic upon any street or highway. Officers are hereby authorized to require any driver who fails to comply with this section to drive to the side of the road and wait until such traffic as has been delayed has passed.
B. 
No driver shall enter an intersection or marked crosswalk unless there is sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or crosswalk and on the right half of the roadway to accommodate the vehicle or streetcar he is operating without obstructing the passage of the other vehicles or pedestrians, notwithstanding any traffic control signal indicating to proceed.
The driver of a vehicle shall not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent, having regard for the speed of such vehicle and the traffic upon and the condition of the street or highway.
Upon roadways less than 27 feet wide and upon which vehicular traffic is permitted to move in both directions, the driver of any slow-moving vehicle, when traveling outside a business or residential district, shall not follow another slow-moving vehicle within 200 feet, but this shall not be construed to prevent such slow-moving vehicle from overtaking and passing another slow-moving vehicle. This section shall not apply to funeral and other lawful processions.
A. 
The driver of any vehicle, before starting, turning from a direct line, or backing, shall first see that such movement can be made in safety. If such movement cannot be made in safety, or if it interferes unduly with the normal movement of traffic, said driver shall wait for a more favorable opportunity to make such movement. If the operation of another vehicle would be affected by a stopping or turning movement, the driver of such vehicle shall be given a plainly visible signal, as required by the following section.
B. 
Backing around corners and into intersections. The driver of a vehicle shall not back the vehicle around a corner or into an intersection and shall not in any event or at any place back a vehicle unless such movement can be made in safety.
A. 
Any signal herein required shall be given sufficiently in advance of the movement indicated to give ample warning to any person who may be affected by said movement and shall be given by means of the hand and arm in the manner specified in this section or by a suitable mechanical or electrical device, except that when a vehicle is so constructed or loaded as to prevent the hand and arm signal from being visible to the front and rear, the signal shall be given by a suitable device.
B. 
Hand and arm signals as herein required shall be made as follows:
(1) 
An intention to stop shall be indicated by extending the arm horizontally to the left of and beyond the side of the vehicle.
(2) 
An intention to turn to the left shall be indicated by extending the arm horizontally to the left of and beyond the side of the vehicle and by pointing to the left with the index finger.
(3) 
An intention to turn to the right shall be indicated by extending the arm horizontally to the left of and beyond the side of the vehicle and by moving the hand in a circle.
[Amended 11-17-2008 by Ord. No. 1480; 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563]
Colors and arrow indications in traffic control signs shall have the commands ascribed to them in this section and no other meanings, and every driver of a vehicle, railway car, or other conveyance shall comply therewith, except when otherwise directed by an officer or by a lawful traffic regulation sign (other than a stop sign), signal or device. In no case shall a driver enter or proceed through an intersection without due regard to the safety of other persons within the intersection, regardless of what indications may be given by traffic control signals.
A. 
Green. When the green lens is illuminated, drivers facing the signal may proceed through the intersection but shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and vehicles lawfully within a crosswalk or intersection at the time such signal is exhibited. Drivers of vehicles making a right or left turn shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing with the flow of traffic.
B. 
Right, left and vertical green arrows. When a right green arrow is illuminated, drivers facing said signal may turn right. When a left green arrow is illuminated, drivers facing said signal may turn left. When a vertical green arrow is illuminated drivers facing said signal may go straight ahead. When a green arrow is exhibited together with a red or yellow lens, drivers may enter the intersection to make the movement permitted by the arrow but shall yield the right-of-way to vehicles and pedestrians proceeding from another direction on green indication.
C. 
Yellow. While the yellow lens is illuminated, waiting drivers shall not proceed and any driver approaching the intersection or marked stop line shall stop at such point, unless so close to the intersection that a stop cannot be made in safety; provided, however, that if a green arrow is illuminated at the same time, drivers may enter the intersection to make the movement permitted by such arrow.
D. 
Red. Traffic facing a steady circular red signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line or, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown as allowed by MGL c. 89, § 8.
E. 
Red and yellow. While the red and yellow lenses are illuminated together, drivers shall not enter the intersection, and during such time the intersection shall be reserved for the exclusive use of pedestrians.
F. 
Flashing red. When a red lens is illuminated in a traffic signal by rapid intermittent flashes and its use has been specifically authorized by the Department of Transportation, Highway Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, drivers shall stop before entering the nearer line of the crosswalk of the street intersection or a stop line when marked, and the right to proceed shall then be governed by the provisions of MGL c. 89, § 8.
G. 
Flashing yellow. A flashing yellow lens shall indicate the presence of a hazard and drivers may proceed with caution.
H. 
Flashing green. A flashing green lens shall indicate an intersection or pedestrian crosswalk in use or subject to use by entering or crossing traffic. Drivers may proceed only with caution and shall be prepared to comply with a change in the signal to a red or yellow or red and yellow indications.
A. 
Every driver of a vehicle, railway car or other conveyance approaching an intersection of ways where there exists facing him an official sign bearing the word "Stop" or a flashing red signal indication, said sign or signal having, apart from these rules and regulations, the written approval of the Department of Transportation, Highway Division, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and such approval being in effect, shall before proceeding through the intersection bring such vehicle, railway car or other conveyance to a complete stop at such point as may be clearly marked by a sign or line or, if a point is not so marked, then at a place between said stop sign or signal and the nearer line of the street intersection. This section shall not apply when the traffic is otherwise directed by an officer or by a lawful regulating sign, signal or device.
[Amended 11-17-2008]
B. 
In accordance with the foregoing, the following are declared to constitute isolated stop streets or flashing red signal locations, as the case may be. In accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 89, § 9, the following streets are designated as stop streets at the intersections and in the directions indicated:[1]
Stop Street
Direction of Travel
For Traffic Entering
Abbott Street
[8-20-1950]
Eastbound
Park Street
Acadia Road
[9-6-1988]
Northbound
Ryan Street
Acadia Road
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Street
Adams Street
[9-20-1982]
Northbound
Lovewell Street
Airport Road
[11-18-1991]
Northbound
West Broadway
Allen Street
[9-4-1962]
Eastbound
Park Street
Allen Street
[9-3-1972]
Westbound
Racette Avenue
Ash Street
[4-6-1992]
Southbound
West Street
Baker Street
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Pleasant Street
Bancroft Street
[12-6-2004]
Southbound
Monadnock Street
Barthel Avenue
[3-7-1966]
Northbound
Baker Street
Barthel Avenue
[9-19-1955]
Northbound
Parker Street
Barthel Avenue
[3-7-1966]
Southbound
Baker Street
Becky Avenue
[4-3-1978]
Northbound
Bertha Avenue
Bertha Avenue
[9-18-1967]
Westbound
Green Street
Betty Spring Road
[10-21-1991]
Northbound
Pearl Street
Blanchard Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Bond Street
[7-3-1972]
Eastbound
Chestnut Street
Bond Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Eastbound
Elm Street
Bond Street
[4-21-1970]
Westbound
Chestnut Street
Brookside Drive
[5-17-1999]
Northbound
Century Way
Brookside Drive
[5-17-1999]
Southbound
Century Way
Carter Road
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Catherine Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Cedar Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Central Street
[11-17-2008]
The intersection of Vernon Street
Century Way
[5-17-1999]
Eastbound
Brookside Drive
Century Way
[5-17-1999]
Westbound
Brookside Drive
Chapel Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Chapman Park
[10-5-1987]
Westbound
Temple Street
Chapman Park
[10-1-1973]
Westbound
Waterford Street
Charbonneau Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Baker Street
Chelsea Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
East Broadway
Chelsea Street
[5-5-2003]
Southbound
At the intersection of Summer Street
Chestnut Street
[2-3-1992]
Northbound
Central Street
Chestnut Street
[Added 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 1532]
Northbound
Main Street
Chestnut Street
[Added 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 1532]
Southbound
Main Street
Church Street
[6-1-1987]
Eastbound and westbound
Leamy Street
Church Street
[9-16-1974]
Eastbound
Waterford Street
City Hall Avenue
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Nichols Street
City Hall Avenue
[12-15-2008]
Eastbound
Main Street
City Hall Avenue
[8-2-1982]
Eastbound
Pleasant Street
City Hall Avenue
[11-17-2008]
Westbound
At the intersection of Pleasant Street
Clark Street
[3-7-1988]
Eastbound
Park Street
Coleman Street
[3-2-1970]
Westbound
Robillard Street
Colony Road
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Route 140
Comee Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Conant Street
[9-3-1963]
Eastbound
Timpany Boulevard
Conant Street
[6-2-1975]
Southbound
West Broadway
Conant Street
[9-3-1963]
Westbound
Timpany Boulevard
Connors Street
[6-1-1959]
Northbound
City Hall Avenue
Connors Street
[9-19-1955]
Northbound
Knowlton Street
Connors Street
[6-1-1959]
Southbound
City Hall Avenue
Connors Street
[11-19-2007]
Southbound
Knowlton Street
Cottage Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Central Street
Crawford Street
[9-3-1963]
Eastbound
Timpany Boulevard
Crawford Street
[9-3-1963]
Westbound
Timpany Boulevard
Cross Street
[3-4-1957]
Eastbound
Chestnut Street
Cross Street
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Elm Street
Cross Street
[3-19-1984]
Eastbound
Lawrence Street
Cross Street
[3-4-1957]
Westbound
Chestnut Street
Cross Street
[8-21-1950]
Westbound
Elm Street
Cross Street
[8-2-1999]
Westbound
Pine Street
Crystal Lake Drive
[Added 1-19-2016 by Ord. No. 1585]
Southbound
Park Street
Dartmouth Street
[9-20-2004]
Eastbound
Greenwood Street
Draper Road
[6-1-1959]
Southbound
Douglas Road
Dyer Street
[5-19-1969]
Northbound
Timpany Boulevard
Dyer Street
[8-21-1950]
Northbound
West Broadway
Dyer Street
[5-19-1969]
Southbound
Timpany Boulevard
Eaton Street
[3-7-1960]
Eastbound
Green Street
Eaton Street
[11-21-1994]
Westbound
Green Street
Elizabeth Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Elm Street
[8-21-1950]
Southbound
Chestnut Street
Emerald Street
[11-4-1985]
Northbound
Main Street
Fairlawn Avenue
[5-1-2006]
Elm Street
Favor Street
[9-8-1992]
Eastbound
Peabody Street
Favor Street
[6-24-1966]
Westbound
Washington Street
Fernwood Drive
[3-6-1989]
Southbound
Leo Drive
Foss Road
[9-6-1988]
Northbound
West Street
Foss Road
[6-1-1959]
Southbound
Douglas Road
Fredette Street
[3-15-1993]
Northbound
Parker Street
Glazier Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Graham Street
[10-19-1992]
Northbound
Park Street
Green Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Route 140
Greenwood Place
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Pleasant Street
Greenwood Street
[8-21-1950]
Northbound
Baker Street
Greenwood Street
[9-6-1994]
Northbound
Parker Street
Greenwood Street
[8-21-1950]
Southbound
Baker Street
Greenwood Street
[8-21-1950]
Southbound
Greenwood Place
Heywood Street
[Added 6-19-2017 by Ord. No. 1603]
Westbound
Woodland Avenue
High Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Minott Road
High Street
[8-21-1950]
Northbound
East Broadway
Hill Street
[10-20-1969]
Northbound
Timpany Boulevard (Route 68)
Hospital Hill Road
[Added 1-7-2019 by Ord. No. 1617]
Southbound
Temple Street
Howe Street
[7-6-2004]
Eastbound
Elm Street
Howe Street
[7-6-2004]
Westbound
Union Street
James Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Jay Street
[10-2-1989; amended 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Grant Street
Jay Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Sherman Street
Jay Street
[9-3-1963]
Eastbound
Washington Street
Jay Street
[10-2-1989]
Eastbound and Westbound
Peabody Street
Jay Street
[9-3-1963]
Westbound
Washington Street
Jean Street
[11-17-2008]
West Street
Jean Street
[10-2-1961]
Southbound
Parker Street
Jerome Avenue
[9-2-1997]
Eastbound
Prospect Street
Jerome Avenue
[7-7-1997]
Westbound
Prospect Street
Kendall Street
[9-4-1962]
Eastbound
Travers Street
Keyes Road
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Street
Keyes Road
[9-18-2006]
Eastbound
Rugby Street
Knowlton Street
[2-7-1994]
Eastbound
Pleasant Street
Kraft Street
[9-8-1992]
Northbound
South Main Street
Kraft Street
[9-19-1983]
Southbound
West Broadway
Lawrence Street
[8-7-1978]
Northbound
Pearl Street
Leamy Street
[3-3-1966]
Northbound
Baker Street
Leamy Street
[9-15-1955]
Northbound
Parker Street
Leamy Street
[3-3-1966]
Southbound
Baker Street
Lennon Street
[5-1-2006]
Elm Street
Lennon Street
[10-5-1987]
Eastbound
Temple Street
Leo Drive
[9-4-1973]
Southbound
Clark Street
Limerick Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Baker Street
Limerick Street
[8-21-1950]
Southbound
Wright Street
Logan Street
[8-5-1996]
Eastbound
Chestnut Street
Logan Street
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Sherman Street
Logan Street
[3-4-1957]
Eastbound
Washington Street
Logan Street
[3-4-1957]
Westbound
Sherman Street
Logan Street
[3-4-1957]
Westbound
Washington Street
Lovewell Street
[6-20-1988]
Northbound
High Street
Main Street
[11-17-2008]
West Lynde Street, Parker Street and Central Street
Main Street
[11-4-1985]
Eastbound
Chestnut Street
Main Street
[Added 2-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1536]
Northbound
City Hall Avenue
Main Street
[11-17-2008]
Southbound
City Hall Avenue
Manca Drive
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Broadway
Marquette Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Baker Street
Marquette Street
[9-19-1955]
Northbound
Parker Street
Matthews Road
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Route 140
Matthews Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Green Street
Meadowbrook Lane
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Mechanic Street
[10-7-2002]
Northbound
Conant Street
Mechanic Street
[5-2-1988]
Southbound
Conant Street
Mechanic Street
[8-21-1950; 11-4-1985; 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Southbound
Main Street
Mechanic Street
[8-21-1950]
Southbound
West Broadway
Middle Road
[10-20-2003]
Southbound
Wasa Street
Mill Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Dyer Street
Mill Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Broadway
Mill Street
[5-19-1969]
Eastbound
Timpany Boulevard
Mill Street
[10-21-1991]
Southbound
Whitney Street
Mill Street
[5-19-1969]
Westbound
Timpany Boulevard
Minott Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
East Broadway
Monadnock Street
[4-4-1983]
Southbound
Ash Street
Moran Street
[11-21-1994]
Eastbound
Greenwood Street
Moran Street
[11-21-1994]
Westbound
Greenwood Street
Moran Street
[11-21-1994]
Westbound
Marquette Street
Nichols Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Baker Street
Nichols Street
[2-1-1993]
Northbound
Parker Street
Oak Street
[5-19-1969]
Northbound
Park Street
Oak Street
[4-15-1963]
Southbound
West Street
Olney Street
[12-21-1965]
Westbound
Pearson Boulevard
Otter River Road
[10-3-1988]
Northbound
Clark Street
Parker Street
[11-17-2008]
Central and Main Street
Peabody Street
[1-21-2003]
Eastbound
Peabody Street
Peabody Street
[1-21-2003]
Westbound
Peabody Street
Pearly Lane
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Pearson Boulevard
[11-16-1959]
Southbound
South Main Street
Pine Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Central Street
Pine Street
[8-21-1950; 11-4-1985]
Southbound
Main Street
Pleasant Street
[4-21-1981]
Northbound
City Hall Avenue
Pleasant Street
[4-4-1983]
Northbound
Willow Street
Pleasant Street
[4-4-1983]
Southbound
Baker Street
Pleasant Street
[11-17-2008]
Southbound
Main Street
Pleasant Street
[4-21-1981]
Southbound
West Broadway
Princeton Street
[9-18-2006]
Northbound
Rugby Street
Prospect Street
[5-2-1988]
Northbound
East Broadway
Racette Avenue
[9-18-1967]
Northbound
Clark Street
Regan Street
[Added 9-8-2009 by Ord. No. 1497]
Baker Street
Regan Street
[2-2-1976]
Northbound
Parker Street
Reservoir Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Richmond Street
[1-19-1956]
Eastbound
Vernon Street
Richmond Street
[10-20-1969]
Eastbound and westbound
Graham Street
Richmond Street
[4-15-1963]
Westbound
Oak Street
Richmond Street
[12-19-1980]
Westbound
Vernon Street
Risley Street
[6-2-1975]
Southbound
West Broadway
Robert Drive
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Robillard Street
[6-1-1959]
Northbound
Douglas Road
Robillard Street
[2-3-1992]
Northbound and Southbound
Wasa Street
Robillard Street
[11-3-1969]
Southbound
Parker Street
Rock Street
[9-19-1955]
Northbound
Parker Street
Rugby Street
[9-18-2006]
Westbound
Keyes Road
Ryan Street
[4-21-1998]
Northbound
Clark Street
Ryan Street
[Added 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1608]
Southbound
West Street
Sand Street
[9-15-1997]
Southbound
West Street
Saunders Street
[Added 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1608]
Northbound
Betty Spring Road
Sawyer Street
[10-21-1991]
Eastbound
Dyer Street
School Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Central Street
School Street
[8-21-1950]
Northbound
Cross Street
Second Street
[10-5-1959]
Eastbound
Barthel Avenue
Second Street
[10-5-1959]
Westbound
Barthel Avenue
Sherman Street
[11-4-1985]
Southbound
Main Street
Smith Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
South Main Street
[Added 4-3-2017 by Ord. No. 1601]
Southbound
Kendall Street
South Main Street
[11-21-1988]
Southbound
West Broadway, between island and M & M Seafood
South Main Street
[Added 4-3-2017 by Ord. No. 1601]
Westbound
Travers Street
Stephanie Drive
[3-4-2002]
Northbound
Dyer Street
Stephanie Drive
[3-4-2002]
Southbound
West Broadway
Stone Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Route 140
Suffolk Lane
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Pearl Street
Temple Street
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Elm Street
Temple Street
[9-20-1976]
Westbound
Elm Street (2 signs)
Timpany Boulevard
[5-19-1969]
Northbound
West Broadway
Timpany Boulevard
[5-19-1969]
Southbound
West Broadway
Tracey Street
[7-6-2004]
Eastbound
South Main Street
Travers Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Broadway
Travers Street
[9-20-2004]
Northbound
South Main Street
Tuttle Place
[11-5-1985]
Southbound
Main Street
Union Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Timpany Boulevard
Union Street
[8-21-1950]
Northbound
East Broadway
Vernon Street
[11-17-2008]
Onto Central Street and West Gardner Square
Vernon Street
[Added 1-19-2016 by Ord. No. 1585]
Northbound
Park Street
Victoria Street
[12-21-1964]
Eastbound
Pearson Boulevard
Wasa Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Robillard Street
Wasa Street
[2-3-1992]
Eastbound
Coleman Street
Wasa Street
[10-20-2003]
Westbound
Pond Street
Wasa Street
[2-3-1992]
Westbound
Wickman Drive
Washington Street
[11-4-1985]
Southbound
Main Street
Waterford Street
[3-4-1957]
Northbound
Baker Street
Waterford Street
[9-19-1955]
Northbound
Parker Street
Waterford Street
[9-18-1967]
Southbound
Baker Street
Way Street
[11-21-1994]
Eastbound
Oak Street
Westford Street
[6-2-2008]
Pearl Street
Westford Street
[4-1-1991]
Northbound
Cherry Street
Westford Street
[10-2-1961]
Southbound
Cherry Street
West Lynde Street
[10-15-2001]
Eastbound
Pine Street
Wheeler Street
[5-15-1989]
Westbound
Stone Street
Whitney Street
[7-3-1973]
Eastbound
Timpany Boulevard
Whitney Street
[7-3-1973]
Westbound
Timpany Boulevard
Wickman Drive
[6-1-1959]
Northbound
Douglas Road
Wickman Drive
[5-4-1970]
Southbound
Pond Street
Wilkins Road
[3-15-1993]
Southbound
West Broadway
Willis Road
[10-5-1987]
Eastbound
Chapel Street
Willis Road
[1-21-2003]
Southbound
Betty Spring Road
Willow Street
[8-21-1950]
Eastbound
Main Street
Winslow Street
[10-4-1993]
Northbound
Allen Street
Winter Street
[Added 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1608]
Northbound
Mill Street
Winter Street
[Added 12-4-2017 by Ord. No. 1608]
Southbound
Mill Street
Winter Street
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
West Broadway
Woodland Avenue
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Central Street
Woodland Avenue
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Green Street
Wright Street
[5-4-2009]
Eastbound
Emerald Street
Wright Street
[5-4-2009]
Eastbound
Pleasant Street
Wright Street
[5-4-2009]
Westbound
Pleasant Street
Zub Lane
[Added 6-20-2011 by Ord. No. 1526]
Suffolk Lane
[1]
Editor's Note: The second sentence of this subsection was added 11-20-1978.
A. 
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall, in obedience to such sign, slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely so as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadway; provided, however, that if such a driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of roadways after driving past a yield sign without stopping, such collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield the right-of-way.
B. 
In accordance with the provisions of MGL c. 89, § 9, the following streets are designated as yield streets at the intersections and in the direction indicated:
Yield Street
Direction of Travel
For Traffic Entering
Betty Spring Road
[10-21-1991]
Eastbound
Pearl Street
Central Street
[11-17-2008]
Southbound
West Gardner Square
Donlan Street
[Added 12-6-1993; repealed 11-16-2015 by Ord. No. 1584]
Jackson Hill Road
[6-18-2001]
Northbound
At the intersection of Conant Street
Main Street
[Repealed 11-17-2008]
Main Street
[Added 11-16-2015 by Ord. No. 1584]
Northbound
Donlan Street
Mechanic Street
[11-4-1985]
Northbound
Main Street
Mill Street
[10-21-1991]
Westbound
Dyer Street
Oak Street
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 1619]
Eastbound
Parker Street
Olney Street
[11-6-1995]
Eastbound
At intersection of Summer Street
Parker Street
[6-28-1990]
Eastbound
At intersection of Nichols Street
Parker Street
[11-15-1993]
Eastbound
At intersection of Pleasant Street
Parker Street
[Added 3-18-2019 by Ord. No. 1619]
Westbound
West Street
Park Street
[4-2-1986]
Eastbound
Central Street
Peabody Street
[Added 9-6-2011 by Ord. No. 1531]
Northbound
Sherman Street
Pearl Street
[4-20-1982]
Westbound
Green Street
South Main Street
[7-7-1997; repealed 4-3-2017 by Ord. No. 1601]
Stuart Street
[10-4-1993]
Southbound
Allen Street
Timpany Boulevard
[12-6-1993]
Eastbound
Donlan Street
Vernon Street
[11-17-2008]
Southbound
West Gardner Square
A. 
Right turn prohibited. No driver of a vehicle shall make a right turn at the intersections listed below and in the direction specified: (Reserved)
B. 
Left turn prohibited.
(1) 
No driver of a vehicle shall make a left turn at the intersections listed below and in the direction specified:
Name of Street
Direction of Travel
No Turn Into
Central Street
[Repealed 11-17-2008]
Main Street
[Repealed 11-17-2008]
Parker Street
[Repealed 2-20-2007]
Parker Street
[8-21-1950; 2-1-1993]
Easterly
Graham Street
Parker Street
[4-1-1991]
Easterly
Oak Street
Parker Street
[8-21-1950; 2-1-1993]
Westerly
Connors Street
West Street
[4-1-1991]
Easterly
Oak Street
Willow Street
[8-1-1988]
Easterly
Main Street
(2) 
No driver of any vehicle shall make a left turn into Parker Street when emerging from the parking area formerly known as the "West Street School Area."
[6-20-1959]
C. 
Left lane must turn left.
(1) 
Main Street:
(a) 
For eastbound traffic entering Chestnut Street.
[11-4-1985]
(b) 
For westbound traffic entering Mechanic Street.
[11-4-1985]
(c) 
For northbound traffic entering Timpany Boulevard.
[2-3-1986]
(d) 
For northbound traffic entering Willow Street.[1]
[9-21-1992]
[1]
Editor's Note: The entries "entering Emerald Street" and "entering CVS" which immediately followed this subsection were repealed 1-17-2008.
(2) 
Pine Street: northbound at the intersection of Central Street.[2]
[9-21-1992]
[2]
Editor's Note: An entry for Pleasant Street which immediately followed this subsection was repealed 2-1-1993.
(3) 
Timpany Boulevard:
(a) 
For southbound traffic entering Donlan Street.
[2-3-1986]
(b) 
Northbound at the intersection of West Broadway.
[9-21-1992]
(c) 
Southbound at the intersection of West Broadway.
[9-21-1992]
(4) 
West Broadway: westbound at the intersection of Timpany Boulevard.
[9-21-1992]
D. 
Right lane must turn right.
(1) 
Main Street:
[2-2-1986]
(a) 
For eastbound traffic entering Chestnut Street.
(b) 
Northbound traffic entering CVS Parking Lot.
(2) 
Pine Street: northbound at the intersection of Central Street.
[9-21-1992]
(3) 
Pearson Boulevard: for westbound traffic entering Elm Street.
[9-21-1992]
(4) 
West Broadway: eastbound at intersection of Timpany Boulevard.
[9-16-1996]
E. 
All traffic must turn right. All vehicles shall make a right turn (straight ahead movement and/or left turns prohibited) at the intersections listed below and in the direction specified:[3]
(1) 
George Sweeney Parking Lot: for traffic entering Main Street.
[11-17-2008]
[3]
Editor's Note: An entry for Central Street was repealed 2-1-1993; an entry for Dyer Street was repealed 5-4-2009 by Ord. No. 1488; and an entry for Parker Street was repealed 11-17-2008.
F. 
Center lane for left turns only.
(1) 
Pearson Boulevard: both directions from 220 feet south of Elm Street to VFW Circle.
[9-21-1992]
No operator shall back or turn a vehicle as to proceed into a direction opposite to that in which said vehicle is headed or traveling on the following streets:
A. 
Central Street: for easterly bound traffic from Green Street to Woodland Avenue.[1]
[4-22-1986]
[1]
Editor's Note: An entry for Central Street northbound at Vernon Street, added 4-18-2000, was repealed 11-17-2008.
B. 
Main Street: between Parker Street and Chestnut Street.
[11-17-2008]
C. 
Parker Street: between Jean Street and Pleasant Street.
[8-21-1950]
A. 
The driver of a vehicle emerging from an alley, driveway, or garage shall stop such vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk area extending across an alley, way or driveway.
B. 
Keep to the right of roadway division. Upon such roadways as are divided by a parkway, grass plot, reservation, viaduct, subway or by any structure area, drivers shall keep to the right of such division, except when otherwise directed by an officer, signs, signals or marking.
No operator shall enter upon the road surface of any street or highway or section thereof when, by reason of construction, surface treatment, maintenance, or the like, or because of some unprotected hazard, such road surface is closed to travel and one or more signs, lights or signals have been erected to indicate that all or part of the road surface of the street or highway is not to be used or when so advised by an officer, watchman, member of the street or highway crew, or employee of the City either audibly or by signals.
The driver of a vehicle shall not drive upon any sidewalk except at a temporary or permanent driveway.
It shall be unlawful for the driver of a vehicle, except on signal from a police officer, to drive the same over or through a safety zone.
A funeral composed entirely of or partly of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by means of black pennants bearing a purple cross or other suitable insignia attached to the first and last vehicles.
A. 
It shall be the duty of each driver in a funeral or other procession to keep as near to the right of the roadway as is feasible and to follow the vehicle ahead as closely as is practicable and safe.
B. 
At an intersection where a traffic control signal is operating or a stop sign located, the operator of the first vehicle in a funeral or other procession shall be the only one governed by the traffic signal indication or stop sign.
A. 
No person shall operate a vehicle in such a condition or so constructed or loaded as to be likely to cause delay in traffic or cause accident or injury to man, beast or property.
B. 
No person shall operate a vehicle loaded with any material extending more than nine feet beyond the rear or front of said vehicle unless there is attached thereto a red flag of sufficient size during the hours of daylight and a red light during the hours of darkness, both of which are plainly visible.
C. 
No operator shall back a commercial vehicle into the curb anywhere for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise unless sufficient space is allowed on the roadway for two cars to pass each other.
The driver of a vehicle shall give audible warning with his horn or other suitable warning device whenever necessary to ensure safe operation.