Sunday, September 7, 2014

Safety Improvement with New Crossing Beacons at Davidson-Concord and Robert Walker

Over the past week, aShortChronicle HQ has been moving to new digs and that has taken up any and all time for blogging.   However, fear not!  We will be back hard at covering shenanigans in local government this week.  There has been a good bit happening recently that we've been keeping tabs on, and we should have a couple more pieces coming out this week that will once again have you shaking your head in disbelief.
But, before we get to that here is some good news.  
Late last week while the Chiquita Classic was ramping up and bringing a lot of visitors to River Run, contractors were busy installing the long awaited crossing beacons for the crosswalk at Davidson-Concord Rd and Robert Walker Dr.  Readers may remember that last year there was a serious accident at this intersection involving a truck and a skateboarder.  Late last year, the town board approved funding to install the flashing beacons to make the intersection safer. 

Here at aShortChronicle we spend a lot of time critiquing the things local government does and ponting out where it can do better, but we also like to give credit where credit is due.  This is one of those times.  These beacons along with Town efforts to get the speed limit lowered on this stretch of road will hopefully pay off and make this area safer for all pedestrians.

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