PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The City of Portland is trying to figure out how to improve a very busy -- and tangled -- intersection in town.
The spot in question is where Brighton Avenue, Deering Avenue and Falmouth Street meet -- by the University of Southern Maine's Portland campus.It's been named as a high crash location -- and it's tough for USM students and staff to walk across.
Consultants have been looking at 5 different options on how to change th eintersection. Thursday, they plan to present them at the public meeting -- along with the pros and cons of each one.
All the options are variations on two themes. Either -- the city keeps a traffic light at the intersection -- or it places a roundabout there.
The city's also thinking about closing off Brighton Ave between Falmouth and Bedford Streets -- allowing USM to have more green space on campus -- and making the intersection itself just a little less complicated.
Just about everyone we talked with felt like some change was needed.
Based on what people say at the meeting -- the city will come up with a preferred plan, and hold another hearing in a month to see what people think of it.