Rocking and rolling for progress

For years people have actually been driving over private property as they cut the northwest corner of Barkley and Barriere Town Road

Barriere resident Jean Cartier stopped to point and comment about the new rocky additions to Barriere Town Road; saying

Barriere resident Jean Cartier stopped to point and comment about the new rocky additions to Barriere Town Road; saying

The sudden appearance Oct. 3, of four giant boulders placed in pairs kitty-corner to each other on Barriere Town Road certainly had locals scratching their heads as to why they were there?

However, District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan had the answer. “The rocks, which were decided on instead of concrete no-posts, are used throughout our community as natural landscape features and property delineators. Together with the new planters, they will create a safer and better-defined turning radius for those corners. For years people have actually been driving over private property as they cut the northwest corner of Barkley and Barriere Town Road. At the post office corner, the rocks create a natural barrier so that people won’t cut between the new stop sign and Salle Road. There is a new planter proposed for that corner as well in the spring, and new parking space lines will be painted in front of the Post Office and on Salle Rd.”