Rossland residents concerned with speeding on Thompson

The neighbourhood around Thompson Avenue is reminiscent of any other quiet part of Rossland, except for the speeding traffic.

The neighbourhood around Thompson Avenue is reminiscent of any other quiet part of Rossland, except for one problem that is threatening residents: Speeding traffic.

Gerald Savard sent a letter to council asking for something to be done in regards to the vehicles, which he said routinely speed past his house on the busy Eastern side of the street.

Savard spoke to his concerns about living on Thompson Avenue.

“We have a problem down there with traffic speeding, we had speed bumbs there in the past, this year we didn’t,” Savard said.

“We need to set up a committee or something and study this problem. It’s way out of hand down there.”

Savard said the problem makes living on Thompson a unpleasant, as going near the road is dangerous.

“There’s families that have moved out of there because of traffic and they fear for their young children,” he said.

“I myself, have almost been hit and killed on that road, just stepping out of my garage at night.

“So I think we need to put our heads together and come up with a solution.”

The letter will be in front of council next week.