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Open thread: What improvements do you think could be made to help ease Hamptons summer traffic?

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Tell us what you think could help improve our main roads

Paula Montenegro /

As the traffic seems to get increasingly worse as the years advance, town officials have been trying to think of ways that can help ease the morning commute.

Earlier this year, a blinking light at a Water Mill intersection was proposed, and during a trial run, an average 16- to 20-minute commute was brought down to just an eight-minute drive. During the U.S. Open, road closures, detours, and additional traffic lights helped to ease traffic caused by the major national event at Shinnecock Hills.

But what else can be done to help?

Whether your concern is the early morning drive to work during the summer months when traffic can start as early as 5:30 a.m., or the fleet of cars making their way out to the East End for the weekend resulting in stop-and-go traffic along Route 27—what do you think can help to make these drives a bit easier?

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

The Hamptons

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