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

Those two areas — the 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,” police said in a prepared release. “Blocking intersections has a negative impact on an emergency vehicle’s response to an accident scene or a crime in progress.”

Beginning on Friday, November 28, 2014 the Milford Police Department will be concentrating on this violation through education and enforcement at these designated roadway intersections.