Letters to the Editor

Road obstruction!

Monday, February 12, 2018

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Dear Editor,

As a taxpayer, resident and frequent user of the roads in Greenwood district in St James, I am appalled that Greenwood Hardware, operating at Greenwood Plaza, would monopolise the public roadway, leaving very limited use for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

They have erected a huge tent on one side of the road and a storage container on the other, which leaves a very narrow passageway for vehicular traffic. What's worse, sometimes this narrow passage is obstructed by tractor trailers and other heavy-duty trucks delivering merchandise. This also leaves very limited space for pedestrians to use the roadway, and to them it presents a clear and present danger, as it is used heavily by forklifts which could run them over. Plus, there is always protruding steel that might just one day poke an eye out. It is also especially dangerous for children, as they are not as aware of the dangers these vehicles, heavy equipment, and construction materials can cause. There is also an elder care facility on the roadway, and ambulances may need to have quick access to the facility and it is quite likely the roadway will be blocked and in the event of a real emergency, someone could die.

Is it possible that the current municipal council can get the roadway cleared, as this is impeding the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic? We have paid for the right to use the road free and clear of this kind of obstruction.

Concerned citizen

greenwoodcitizen1@gmail.com

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