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Waxpool/Truro Parrish light?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by cobymom, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. cobymom

    cobymom Sheila Ryan

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    I witnessed an accident at Truro Parrish/Waxpool while driving home from dropping my son off at Eagle Ridge this morning. That intersection is terrible in the morning, with people speeding on Truro Parrish/Waxpool, school buses trying to get to their high school routes, patrons of the gas station or Dunkin Donuts leaving, etc. It's also pretty dangerous for the kids walking/riding their bikes to and from school in the morning and afternoon (even though I thought ERMS wasn't to be a walker's school for those across the road; kind of hard to enforce) .

    Is there any plan to put a stoplight at that intersection?
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Yes. Belmont Ridge from Broadlands Blvd. to Truro Parish is, last I heard, supposed to be widened to 4 lanes in the next year or so. Part of that project will include installation of a traffic light at BRR/TP.
  3. Twinmama

    Twinmama Member

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    Cliff, I think she was asking about a possible light where Truro Parrish turns into Waxpool by the Dunkin Donuts and the gas station. Any thoughts on that?
  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Gotcha...you're right. There is one planned, but has had little money put aside for it. I'm also guessing it may be a while before the traffic volume warrants one.
    I agree that am/pm school times it is bad there, but is otherwise fine, in my experience.
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    yeah, its just anytime there is an accident (there was one in the morning last week there) - we get the 'wheres the traffic light?!?!' questions.
  6. cobymom

    cobymom Sheila Ryan

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    Cliff, thanks for the information. I tried to google to get the info, but got frustrated after a while.

    I've often wondered if they were going to put a light there, especially after Eagle Ridge opened up, but the 911 call I had to make Thursday morning after the accident is what really motivated me to ask about it.

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