Letter: Clarity on Loudon Road
Chip Nadeau’s letter (Monitor letters, Aug. 15) succinctly summarizes the reasons why the Loudon Road project remains a bad idea.
However, there are two corrections I would like to make.
First, there is more than one councilwoman from the Heights, which comprises wards 8 and 9. They are Gail Matson and Candace Bouchard, respectively.
In fact, both were present for the Feb. 10 discussion of the Loudon Road project. It was Bouchard who, despite significant opposition from Heights residents, “moved acceptance to move forward with the three lane construction” on Loudon Road.
Later in the meeting, the minutes reflect her comment that “she feels that the plan is very worthy and well thought out.”
Second, Nadeau cites the 100 accidents last year on this road. What he doesn’t say is that most of those accidents actually occurred, not on the stretch to be reconfigured, but at the intersection where Interstate 93 empties on to Loudon Road, about a mile from the proposed reconstruction.
My thanks to Nadeau for keeping this issue on the public’s radar.