Hit-and-run street still needs sidewalks

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Posted: Aug 16, 2012 11:10 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Aug 17, 2012 7:33 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: East Boyd Drive, Hit and Run, LSU, Department of Public Works, Side Walks, Cameron Ballard

BATON ROUGE - A stretch of East Boyd Drive was supposed to be safer before the start of school at LSU.

Students have repeatedly been hit by cars while walking in the street. It's been blamed on a lack of sidewalks.

But work remains incomplete, and instead of sidewalks, exposed pipes line the sides of the streets.

The Department of Public Works says a late bid process and rain delays slowed down construction.

"We would have hoped it would have gotten done before school started but that's not happening," said Bryan Harmon with DPW.

One student who was actually hit while walking on East Boyd Drive told News 2 he hopes improvements will make things safer for other students.

"Cross walks will definitely be a benefit. Flashing caution lights, something like that. A yield sign, anything, any more transportation signals would help," said Ballard.

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