But concerned citizens have to help as well
Danger to school children at play remedied after cctoday asks
Back in June you may recall the photo above and the story about a car which crashed into the playground of the Orleans charter school on Route 6-A opposite the southbound on ramp to Route 6 at Exit 12.
At the time a member of our staff posted the below comment on the story and sent the Mass. Highway Department a letter with the map on the right.
What is AMAZING, is that no one was killed. Students from the Lighthouse Charter School play there most days. I have always been shocked that there is no guardrail there, just a wood split rail fence. I've been expecting this to happen for years. I just told the Mass Highway Dept. about this story and pleaded with them to quickly install a heavy duty guardrail there to protect the extremely vulnerable children.
I urge all of you to call or email them here to urge them to fix this long overdue oversight. See the website.
I contacted them and will report back here to let you know what their response was or wasn't. If I had a kid there, I'd be jumping up and down freaking out.
What the State did in response
On Friday our staff member received the following email from the Executive Office of Transportation and Public Works and the result of his efforts are shown in the photograph below:-----Original Message-----