Duxbury: Town Discussing Ways to Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians

Duxbury is moving quickly to make their road ways safer for pedestrians after a deadly hit and run accident last week.

The Duxbury Bike Path and Sidewalk Committee and the Highway Safety Advisory Board met with selectmen last night to discuss changes that could help save lives.

Chair of Duxbury’s Highway Safety Advisory Board Thomas Nee wants to see sidewalks installed and expanded in certain areas.

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Duxbury Town Manager Rene Read says the costs of sidewalks are being looked into as well as trimming back vegetation along road ways for better visibility.

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Seasonal speed bumps are also being considered along portions of Washington Street where Andrea Gordon was struck from behind on Sunday June 9th at 630 pm, Gordon died from her injuries just days later.

Speed limit changes are being considered for Washington Street, Saint George Street, King Caesar and Powder Point Road from 30 to 25 miles per hour.

Christina Blackmore of Duxbury was arrested in the hit and run accident and is

being charged with leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death, negligent operation, failure to stay in marked lanes and speeding.

About David Cedrone

David Cedrone started in radio at the campus of Rutgers University at WRSU. He also worked for the Rutgers newspaper The Daily Targum. He has been working on and off for WATD since 1998 and returned full time in 2013. David is also a traffic anchor at WBZ News Radio 1030. David lives in Duxbury with his wife Stephanie and his four children.