Overgrown grass a dangerous issue on highways


RICH: OVERGROWN GRASS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD CAN BE A SAFETY HAZARD. 22NEWS REPORTER TAYLOR KNIGHT IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO….. TO EXPLAIN WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR CUTTING IT HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. TAYLOR OVERGROWN WEEDS ON ON-RAMPS CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR DRIVERS TO SEE THE DIFFERENT LANES AND HAVE A CLEAR VISION OF THE ROAD. MASSDOT SPOKESMAN PATRICK MARVIN TOLD 22NEWS, MASSDOT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOWING ON STATE HIGHWAYS. HE SENT 22NEWS A STATEMENT THAT READS IN PART… MASSDOT HAS JURISDICTION OVER NEARLY 10,000 LANE MILES OF ROADWAYS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS THROUGHOUT ITS ROADWAY NETWORK. ONE WOMAN TOLD 22NEWS, SHE WAS DRIVING ON I-91 THIS MORNING AND ACTUALLY MISSED HER EXIT, BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T SEE IT OVER SOME HIGH GRASS. LINDA SULLIVAN: “I ENDED UP IN AGAWAM AND HAD TO COME BACK. I HAD TO GET OFF THIS EXIT BUT JUST DIDN’T SEE THE SIGN.” TAYLOR: IF YOU DO SEE AN AREA ON THE SIDE OF THE HIGHWAY THAT NEEDS TO BE MOWED, THERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU COULD DO. YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CITY OR TOWN HALL, AND SOMEONE THERE CAN LET MASSDOT KNOW FOR YOU. STATE SENATOR ERIC LESSER ALSO TOLD 22NEWS, YOU CAN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL LAWMAKER ABOUT THE ISSUE. TAYLOR AND FINALLY, YOU CAN CONTACT MASSDOT ONLINE. WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE WWLP.COM. TAYLOR KNIGHT

One comment on “Overgrown grass a dangerous issue on highways”

  1. Airborne Ranger says:

    My daughter was in bad accident because of this state not mowing at bad 4 way intersection this state needs to get its priorities right!

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