City infrastructure on North Broadway and Limestone
By Dave Cooper
After much community discussion and debate, construction will commence this summer on the construction of 1.6 miles of sidewalks on both sides of Tates Creek Road, from the Lansdowne Center to an expensive-sounding housing development called “The Enclave.” The project is supposed to be completed by Fall 2011, at a cost of just over $1 million dollars. There was initially some controversy about the project, even though the need for sidewalks was clear from the well-worn dirt path along the side of the busy road.
I’m happy for the pedestrians in the Tates Creek Road area, and I’m happy that the Enclavians can now easily walk to the Embry’s in Lansdowne in order to purchase coats made from the carcasses of small, tortured dead animals. But I feel discouraged that it has taken almost four years from the time that the need for the sidewalks was first identified (via a public survey in 2007) until the time the concrete will be poured.