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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Good morning. I am Ron Adkins. I have lived 37 years in the Cave Spring District of Roanoke County.
Up to now, the board of supervisors and top management of the county have taken the position that Roanoke County citizens and taxpayers do not need the safety and convenience of sidewalks in high foot-traveled streets like Brambleton Avenue. There are also other dangerous streets in Roanoke County.
Approximately 25 years ago, Brambleton Avenue was widened from a two-lane to a four-lane street with indentations on both sides of the street from the city limit sign to Route 419. At that time, Roanoke County supervisors and management opted not to put in sidewalks to make it safer for the public to walk. To this day, nothing has been done to change this.
This area has the highest foot traffic, therefore making it the most dangerous street to walk on in Roanoke County.
I also think that Ann Scott Douthat would be alive today if she had a safe sidewalk to use when she was killed leaving a restaurant a few months ago to get her auto.
I therefore urge Roanoke County citizens and taxpayers to contact your supervisors to correct this dangerous situation.
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