Keep Bass Lake Bridge area safe
Regarding the Oct. 21 story, “New Bass Lake bridge to open”: Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard to get this project done on time, even with the rain delay. The bridge looks great and sure was needed. The new bridge includes a sidewalk so pedestrians can now walk across the bridge and on Bass Lake Road.
Another thing that’s needed is making drivers adhere to the 35 mph speed limit along Bass Lake Road. Drivers may have gotten the message not to speed on the part closer to Holly Springs. But once they get to Bass Lake Park and the bridge and head on up the road towards Fuquay-Varina, it’s pedal to the metal. I know because I’m frequently on the Bass Lake trail and have picked up trash along Bass Lake Road off and on for many years.
That brings up something else. The amount of empty alcoholic beverage containers that accumulate in the ditches from the bridge to Briarglen Lane and Arden Forest Road is astounding. This is an area of only about 1000 yards. You’ll find a random can or bottle other places but this short span is a dump for empty containers and other trash.
I hope with the increased traffic in the area, especially foot traffic, something will be done to stop the chronic problems of speeding and apparently drinking and driving along Bass Lake Road.
Ruth Hauser, Holly Springs