Posted March 10, 2014 05:14 pm

Do all roads lead to Central Landing?

I make a point to drive by the road construction at Oak & Harkrider streets a couple of times a day to check on the progress. Why? Because I can. And it's moving so quickly, I'm getting excited!

Street funding is big business on tight budgets. It's my understanding that the last (layer) of surface is currently being paved on Prince Street so we'll get that huge project behind us. {And, based on comments from a previous blog, ya'll overwhelmingly do NOT want to rename a stretch of the road. So, fine.} We knew the traffic volume warranted the expansion project. Well done.

Your city council is in the throws of making big decisions regarding street projects and allocating funds. Decisions are being made this year on road projects that will out live me. Many of us haven't enjoyed the beautifully paved roads leading to the technology park, yet we knew the roads had to be built before the people were employeed. Most of us would like to see Oak Street, from the railroad tracks to Elsinger Boulevard, widened. Most days the traffic is so bad on Oak Street, there are no words to describe it.

Contact your local city council person and let them know what you can live with when it comes to roads. Do all roads lead to Central Landing? When it comes to roads...if you build them, will Central Landing come?