An automatic traffic signal has been placed in Monument Square, Oak Bluffs, the first traffic signal in southeastern Massachusetts to be accepted and approved by the Department of Public Works, according to town officials. With five streets opening into the square and carrying the bulk of Island traffic, this signal splits and divides the stream of vehicles in a way calculated to eliminate practically all confusion.

Plans are being considered to connect this signal with an overhead electrical hookup that will operate a beacon to guide airplanes, as the square is almost directly in the course followed by planes flying between Boston and the Cape and Katama Field.