A new traffic light proposed for one of the most hazardous intersections in Hopkinton will require the removal of several mature trees.
The light and a turning lane, at School and West Main streets, will require removal of five mature trees, 30 smaller trees, and relocation of utilities lines and a fire hydrant.
Because School Street is a scenic road, removal of trees requires Planning Board permission. A public hearing will be held Monday, at 7:30 p.m., to consider the latest request. The meeting is at Town Hall.
Two 36-inch trees have been identified for removal by Verizon, according to a document prepared by John Westerling, the town's Director of Public Works. The trees will be in the way of relocated utility lines, according to Westerling's letter.
One tree is a 36-inch oak, another is a twin oak with the same trunk diameter.