WHEREAS, The Wampanoag Trail, also known as the East Shore Expressway, is a major state highway passing through the City of East Providence; and
WHEREAS, Said highway is heavily traveled, often at high rates of speed; and
WHEREAS, There have recently been serious accidents occurring from a point north of the intersection of the Wampanoag Trail and Mink Road southeasterly to the Town of Barrington/City of East Providence boundary line; and
WHEREAS, The safety of the citizens of the City of East Providence on the state highways passing through the city is of paramount concern to the City of East Providence's City Council; now, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives hereby respectfully requests the State Traffic Commission to conduct a traffic study at the above designated area to determine whether or not traffic signals at the intersection of Wampanoag Trail and Forbes Street would enhance the safety of the Wampanoag Trail and further to determine whether or not designation of the above mentioned area as a reduced speed zone would also enhance the safety of the highway; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the secretary of state be and he hereby is authorized and directed to transmit duly certified copies of this resolution to the chairman of the State Traffic Commission.