After a while walking on Route 114 last week, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (Mass DOT) will be conducting a study to observe the safety issues on the state roadway.
“The continue to investigate the crash Wednesday night on Route 114 in Danvers,” Michael Verseckes, MassDOT spokesman, said in a statement. “Once the investigation is complete, MassDOT will conduct a full safety review of this intersection to determine whether any safety improvements are necessary.”
Danvers Police Captain Patrick Ambrose told the Globe the five-lane state roadway was never meant to be "pedestrian friendly."
On Wednesday, Feb. 22, 44-year-old Danvers resident Christopher Schlosser, was on Route 114 Westbound, in front of the .
In response to the fatal accident, Danvers Patch's Facebook page readers commented on the lack of crosswalks on the dangerous stretch.
Janet Blum Ibanez said, "I live on 114 and I see people trying to cross on a daily basis. I don't understand why there are no cross walks."
"Andover Street needs crosswalks every 1/2 mile," Matthew Swift added.
For some, the idea of a crosswalk on an already dangerous intersection would only encourage more pedestrians.
Patricia Forrant Hale responded to Ibanez, "Because it is so busy a roadway. With 2 lanes in each direction. Why would someone be trying to cross?"
Take our poll and let us know if you think Route 114 should have crosswalks in the comments.