To the Editor:
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Pastor Bob. My wife and I have lived at Sparrows Point II for four years. Since we have lived here, I have heard from many people who live here and drive and are senior citizens.
There is the problem driving out of Sparrows Point II. It is a nightmare. Cowesett Road is like a racetrack; if some of the cars had wings they would fly. These people don’t seem to know the speed limit is 25 mph.
What is the problem? This is an old, old problem that has been brought to the attention of the politicians in the city of Warwick and the State many times and nothing ever happens, why?
The problem is driving out of Sparrows Point II onto 777 Cowesett Road without getting hit by another car coming from either direction.
Let me share with you what senior citizens who drive at Sparrows Point II go through on a daily basis.
Driving out of Sparrows Point II you stop, you look down Cowesett Road to your right. The road winds like the letter S, which makes it hard to see if any cars are coming or not, and oncoming cars cannot see you. There are no signs saying slow or driveway ahead. You have heard the expression, you’re taking your life in your hands. Well, this is the place that it happens, driving out of Sparrows Point II onto Cowesett Rd. Now driving out of Sparrows Point II you stop, you look to your left down Cowesett Rd, again you do not have a clear view of the oncoming cars because the road bends and there is a hill and the oncoming cars can not see you either. Again no signs up saying slow, driveway ahead, nothing at all.
Things our politicians need to be looking at.
1. Need signs saying blind driveway ahead at 777 Cowesett Road approaching Sparrows Point II coming from either direction.
2. At the end of Hardig Road and Cowesett Road need to make that a three-way stop.
3. Hardig Road needs to be repaved.
4. Crosswalk in front of Sparrows Pint II needs to be repainted 777 Cowesett Road.
5. Coming out of Sparrows Point II 777 Cowesett Road brush needs to be kept cut so you can see oncoming traffic and people approaching crosswalk the crosswalk that needs to be repainted.
I’m quite sure the politicians have heard these things before around voting time, when they come to see the senior citizens looking for their votes. It seems like what the politicians have heard from the senior citizens have fallen on deaf ears, because nothing is happening.