Letter: Use Midland for trucks
Before the Grand Avenue bridge reconstruction, or destruction of downtown, the idea of getting truck traffic off Grand has been going on since the invention of the internal combustion engine. Back in 1985 when I moved here there were probably one-third the current 30,000 cars per day. The solution then was the same as the solution is today.
I think three lanes of traffic through town is totally stupid. The route studied and acted on then is still the solution. Before Meadows was a twinkle in someone’s blind eye, we went under the railroad tracks at exit 114 and built a new road to Eighth Street. Then Midland was upgraded with new utilities and sidewalks and fencing. That was a two-year project. Then Eighth Street upgrades and finally the roundabout at 27th. Then the half-done roundabout at Four Mile needs finished. The grade at Four Mile was done with the Red Feather debacle. Now build the south bridge like was to be done 30 years ago and you have the truck bypass that is needed. Get the trucks off Grand Avenue and be done with it. Our whole town is residence.
There will be pain, but why wait till we have 40,000 units per day on Grand? Save downtown now.
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