LAFAYETTE – During the Mayor-President’s report at Tuesday’s City-Parish Council meeting, Councilman William Theriot, speaking with Mayor Joel Robideaux, brought up the topic of cement dividers.
Explains the Councilman, “If you go down Ambassador Caffery and Kaliste Saloom, everybody knows they have what’s called cement dividers that are in the middle of the two lanes to prevent people from turning left or right in certain locations.”
Theriot asked the Mayor-President to discuss the dangers of these dividers at a future meeting with D.O.T.D. officials, due to safety issues.
“Those dividers are very very hard to see, and in getting with some of the mechanic shops, they’re saying that they’re seeing a substantial increase in vehicles that are having a lot of undercarriage damage to their vehicles, because they’re hitting these when they’re going down the road,” says Theriot.
Adds Theriot, “I’ve been getting a number of phone calls and believe it or not I’ve actually reached out to a number of automobile mechanic repair locations.”
However, News15 reached out to nearly a dozen local body shops. None of them said they have seen this issue arise.
Yet this doesen’t mean it’s not an issue.
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