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LETTER: Safer in South Farmington

This photo shows the corner on Old Mill Road in South Farmington now with the guardrail extended around and onto an adjacent street. See additional photo, below, shows the guardrail ‘ramp’ that had the potential of launching cars into the air if they didn’t make the corner.
This photo shows the corner on Old Mill Road in South Farmington now with the guardrail extended around and onto an adjacent street. See additional photo, below, shows the guardrail ‘ramp’ that had the potential of launching cars into the air if they didn’t make the corner.

Dear Editor: Over three years ago I started what I thought would have been an easy task to get a corner on one of our public roads safer.

 What I mean by safer is that, I was looking to get a ramp-like guardrail moved, replaced, or altered to protect drivers from going airborne in the event they accidentally hit this ramp guardrail. There have been numerous close calls on this corner and one as recently as the Nov.15, 2015. There has also been one fatality that I’m aware of.

I can happily now say that one of the two bad corners on Old Mill Road in South Farmington is a much safer corner. This is thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) upper management here in Middleton. I would like to thank Tony Harvey the area manager for his persistence and dedication in getting this problem resolved in a timely fashion.

This is proof that the squeaky wheel gets the grease….

 

Glen Goodall

Old Mill Rd

South Farmington NS

 What I mean by safer is that, I was looking to get a ramp-like guardrail moved, replaced, or altered to protect drivers from going airborne in the event they accidentally hit this ramp guardrail. There have been numerous close calls on this corner and one as recently as the Nov.15, 2015. There has also been one fatality that I’m aware of.

I can happily now say that one of the two bad corners on Old Mill Road in South Farmington is a much safer corner. This is thanks to the hard work and perseverance of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) upper management here in Middleton. I would like to thank Tony Harvey the area manager for his persistence and dedication in getting this problem resolved in a timely fashion.

This is proof that the squeaky wheel gets the grease….

 

Glen Goodall

Old Mill Rd

South Farmington NS

This photo shows the old guardrail that acted like a ramp if a car took the corner on Old Mill Road too fast.

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