Merriam Street Gets Re-Designed Barriers

Here’s the good news, Weston: the roadside barrier on Merriam Street across from the lovely wetland boardwalk worked as planned–no vehicle into the drink at the Cherry Brook overpass. The beavers there are greatly relieved as they had just finished spring clean-up on their 5900 square foot home. Yep, they too escape planning board.

According to the police reporting (which is as pithy as usual–I should learn something there), an operator of a delivery truck “reportedly ‘took his eyes off the road for a moment’ and went off the roadway.” That is also known as a no-good, very-bad day. The operator was uninjured but the same cannot be said of our lovely wooden barrier.

By the way, here is what a barrier is made for (and it’s not just to look pretty): Roadside barriers are used to protect traffic from roadside obstacles or hazards, such as slopes steep enough to cause rollover crashes, fixed objects like bridge piers, and bodies of water.” (wikipedia)

Good job, barrier design guys, now please re-build it.

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