Nov. 4, 2003 – A traffic signal needs to be installed at the already dangerous intersection of Weymouth Rhymer Highway and Donoe Road before the new Home Depot megastore opens nearby next month, Sen. Carlton Dowe said on Tuesday.
Dowe wrote Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood: "There is an urgent need to install a traffic light to end a dangerous situation that occurs on a daily basis. As the flow of traffic through this point has increased over the years, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of automobile accidents."
With the Home Depot store at Market Square East scheduled to open in December, the situation "is expected to become extremely hazardous," Dowe said, as the number of vehicles using the intersection "will balloon."
Dowe said Weymouth-Rhymer Highway is a part of the federal highway system, so federal funds should be available for the project.
Callwood could not be reached for comment Tuesday afternoon.
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