EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA


April 4, 2014

Neighbors win traffic fight

City agrees with residents' demandto keep gate on road closed


McGonagle said the majority of neighbors who came forward wanted the gate to remain closed. After the issue was sent to the Traffic and Safety Committee, police visited the area to survey the situation. McGonagle said police determined that it would be better for the safety of residents in that area, particularly those with children, if the gate remained closed.

McGonagle said that after explaining the Traffic and Safety Committee’s recommendation during last week’s council meeting, the council approved a motion to send a letter to the city engineer asking that he draft an ordinance to keep the gate closed.

“The city should have drafted an ordinance years ago but we couldn’t find one on record,” McGonagle said.

“There are a lot of children in the neighborhood and taking it all into consideration, and deferring to the experts, everything seemed to be in alignment,” McGonagle said. “It just seemed to make sense to keep that gate closed.”

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