Family’s concerns about rumble strips may be solved yet

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A Plympton-Wyoming family has new hope of removing noisy rumble strips.

John Prins has been complaining about the ripples in the pavement in front of his home at the corner of London Line and Mandaumin Road for a number of years. He renewed his calls to remove them again this summer.

Lambton County staff said the county could open itself up to lawsuits by removing the strips if there were an accident at that intersection again.

But some county councilors feel for Prins – who says the sound of traffic over the strips is similar to having a barking dog outside your window. They asked county staff to look at alternatives to the rumble strips, including flashing stop signs.

But again county staff recommended against it.

When the issue came to county council Nov. 4, Plympton-Wyoming Mayor Lonny asked one more time for the county to consider removing the rumble strips. Napper says the county will consult with neighbours in the area before the issue is revisited again Nov. 27.

 

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