Despite complaints, Roswell intersection remains without pedestrian signals
August 28, 2019 05:21 PM
ROSWELL, N.M. - Patience is running thin on the streets of Roswell. Residents first told KOB about the problem in April.
Now, a 13-year-old student said she feared for her life on her walk home from school last week, because of it.
"I was very, very scared. I thought I could've gotten very badly hurt,” she said. "A woman in a car, I don't know what she was thinking... she just tried to turn while I was still on the way."
North Main and Country Club is a cause of concern for some Roswell residents.
"There was no signal there whatsoever, no pedestrian signal,” she said. "That's very dangerous in my opinion, because you can't really see when you're supposed to go and you're playing pretty much a game of roulette with the cars."
Four pedestrian signals were removed from the intersection during a sidewalk repair project. The city said replacement signals are on the way, but it could take some time.
In a statement, city engineer, Louis Najar, told KOB:
"The City has completed the design and plans for reconstruction of the N. Main and Country Club road traffic signalization. The city was selected by NMDOT to receive funding for this project at the August NMDOT Commission meeting. As soon as agreement is executed within a month, the project will be advertised for construction this Winter.”
Updated: August 28, 2019 05:21 PM
Created: August 28, 2019 05:02 PM
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