, Salem, MA


May 21, 2014

Letter: Ipswich drive-thru would be a traffic hazard


The proposed plan allows you to enter and exit the drive-thru from Lord Square. Additionally, you will be able to exit the area onto High Street, but you’ll be allowed to turn left heading north or right to go toward Town Wharf or back into Lord Square. The left turn onto High Street will require cars to cross over two lanes of traffic. The left turn onto High Street is something I have to see!

Considering everyone’s pace today, what I see is dodge-ems! While there may have been only four reported accidents within the past year in Lord Square, the area is known as a dangerous area with a lot of near-misses. If the proposed redesign is permitted, I see many near-accidents becoming real accidents.

Now picture young schoolchildren walking or biking through this jumble of traffic during morning rush hour and later in the afternoon. Would you feel that your child was safe? No, I wouldn’t either.

Lord Square is no place for a drive-thru. It would create more of a hazard than exists now.

Marion Frost


Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence NYPD Chief Calls for 'use of Force' Retraining VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Raw: First Lady Says `Drink Up' More Water Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Holder Urges Bipartisanship on Immigration Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball US Airlines Cancel Israel Flights Obama Signs Workforce Training Law Crash Victims' Remains Reach Ukraine-held City Diplomatic Push Intensifies to End War in Gaza Cat Fans Lap Up Feline Film Festival Michigan Plant's Goal: Flower and Die Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate