LaSalle Resident Calling for Sidewalks on Morton Dr.

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A LaSalle mother is speaking out.

"It's the safety of my children and if I can't get them to the stop what am I going to do," says Monique Hachey.

Monique Hachey wants the town to install sidewalks on Morton Dr. from Matchette to Front Rd.

She says her children used to get picked up by the school bus in front of their home, but last September the bus company made a switch to a universal bus stop at the corner of the street.

Hachey says she has been in talks with the Catholic school board and the busing company, but no changes have been made.

She says the bus company told her to get in contact with the town.

Hachey, who has Lyme Disease, says her children are scared.

"I'm putting my kids at risk," says Hachey.  I'm putting myself at risk of walking down the street."  

She says there is no where to walk safely.

"When you're on the little bitty, tiny weeny space that you have you're going to get hit," says Hachey.  "My son has been hit.  He flew five feet from a car." 

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Morton Drive near Front Road (Photo by AM800's Rob Hindi)

 

Hachey says her son has already been hit and she's been clipped.

"How is this road safe for any of us to be walking especially the kids walking," says Hachey.  

Town council received her request and plan to discuss the sidewalks during future budget deliberations.

The cost to install the sidewalks, along with storm sewers, curbs and gutters, is estimated at $6.8-million.

Council also heard part of Morton Dr. belongs to the City of Windsor.