- We are not asking for a sound barrier to be built now. Every time the sound barrier issue comes up the Turnpike just tells us we have to wait because we are lower on their list. We don’t seem to be able to move up on their list and this issue becomes a conversation stopper.
- We want a safe wall tall enough to block snow. The Turnpike told us that without a safe wall to block snow we would not be safe. The wood fence is obviously not capable of blocking snow.
- We want a safe wall strong enough to prevent an accident on the Turnpike from ending up on Lincoln Street
Letters may be sent by fax to (617) 929-2098 or by regular mail to:
Letters to the EditorInclude your full name, address, and a telephone number for confirmation purposes. Letters should be 200 words or less. Here is the letter I wrote this morning:
The Boston Globe
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
Nationally, more than 14,000 people are killed and one million are injured each year in run-off road accidents. The residents of Allston have also been warned by Turnpike officials about the dangers of snow plowed from the Pike’s new breakdown lane onto Lincoln Street (“After storm, Pike faces complaints”, December 13). The wood fence that the Turnpike built this year is not strong enough to block plowed snow – sections of this fence came crashing down after this season’s first snow. It should therefore be replaced with a wall able to protect us from both these dangers. The new wall should be tall enough to block plowed snow and strong enough to prevent a crash on the Turnpike from ending up in someone’s front yard. My neighbors and I are not asking for a sound barrier to be built now. In 2004 the Turnpike spent $12,000,000 to build a safe barrier between the eastbound and westbound lanes of traffic. We are only asking the Turnpike be as serious about the safety of people who live near their road as it is about the safety of people who drive on it.
28 Mansfield St, Allston
617 538 7038