Slow down, say Greenville Road residents

Carla Allen
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A crash in 2012 at the Greenville/Brooklyn intersection is one of 65 that have taken place there since 1967. Residents in the area want to see speed reduced and either a four-way stop or traffic lights installed.

Residents have banded together to request lower speed limits on the Greenville Road, a sidewalk, improved “shouldering” of the road and the installation of traffic lights or a four-way stop at a problem intersection.

A petition with 122 signatures was one of the items on the Feb. 26 council agenda for the Municipality of Yarmouth.

“That road has been a concern for a long time,” said councillor Trevor Cunningham.

The petition, organized by Sheridan A. Lawrence, requests the lowering of speed limits from 70 and 80 km/hr. to 60 and 70 km/hr. respectively.

“Some of the solutions need investigation and discussion, however, the Greenville Road citizens are unhappy and uncomfortable with the speed of the traffic and the safety of pedestrians and community members,” wrote Lawrence.

The Hardscratch Road and Greenville Road intersection has been the site of at least 65 crashes since 1967, according to records kept by a nearby resident.

Council will be forwarding the request and petition to Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.




Geographic location: Greenville Road, Yarmouth, Hardscratch Road

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  • John Levac
    February 28, 2014 - 15:20

    The unfortunate reality is council has zero control over it. It is controled by TIR. I have been fighting this fight since I moved to the Hardscratch. It is a drag strip out of town. Perhaps Minister Churchill could talk to the minister responsible and we might get lucky.