When the plans for the new Middletown High School were developed, it included a gate to be placed on Spruce Street to control the increase in pass thru traffic. The acting police chief and other town officials nixed the plan and hence, no gate. Now Spruce street, Hemlock Place, Birchwood & Peach Tree are like the Indianapolis 500, every single day!!! There is a 15 mph speed limit sign posted that is ignored. I guarantee there are people doing 40 or 50 mph at least!! Garbage and trash thrown from the windows of passing motorists using our neighborhood as a short cut to Mile Lane and from students litters Spruce Street, the woods and wetlands. I've never seen so much trash in the area, not even in the 70's. WE NEED THIS GATE INSTALLED NOW MAYOR, DO YOUR JOB AND FINISH THIS PROJECT RIGHT!!!!