Pavements, speed humps welcomed

2016-02-16 06:00
Road construction on the corner of Lawson and Dale roads last week. Lawson Road now has a pavement and speed humps.

Road construction on the corner of Lawson and Dale roads last week. Lawson Road now has a pavement and speed humps.

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Traffic-calming measures and pavements are a new feature for Lawson Road.

Their introduction is the delight of residents who say they have been waiting for this for years.

Work was completed during last week.

One motorist who often uses the road, Michael Florence, says he is happy to see there are finally speed humps.

“It’s been a long time coming and much anticipated. I cannot be happier to see this work being done in Lawson Road,” he says.

Florence says his elation stems from his concern for children and elderly people who use the road.

“Children use a park nearby and now we can be assured that their lives are not in danger anymore. I wouldn’t say speeding was always a problem, but we need to take care of our pedestrians and fellow citizens,” he says.

Another resident, Kyle Solomons, says he is also happy with the new measures.

“The placement of the speed humps are ideal because of the Woodside Sanctuary for people with disabilities being housed nearby. These are people who have to use wheelchairs and having a pavement for them to use and calming traffic at the same time can only be a good thing,” Solomons says.

He adds he hopes, however, the work is not just being done as a ploy to garner votes in the forthcoming local elections.

“Everybody knows elections are coming up and our politicians will use such efforts to gain votes in the area. However, even if it was for votes, the right thing was done. People should just be wise that they are not being taken advantage of,” Solomons says.

Ward councillor Anthea Green says the work in the road started two weeks ago.

“This is a request that has come from the community a long time ago and it’s definitely an advantage for the facility in the area housing people with disabilities,” she says.

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