Commissioners agree to implement new University Parkway interchange

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  • WendyAlvis posted at 9:29 am on Wed, Mar 26, 2014.

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    The long wait at a traffic light is not the biggest issue associated with the county commissioners allowing this neighborhood to get so overbuilt is such a short amount amount of time. The bigger issue is the lack of sidewalks along 47th street and Desoto Road where so much of the traffic flows out to. Not only are there no sidewalks, but some of the pavement was removed when the sewers went in and the grass allowed to fill in those couple of missing inches. The roads are so narrow that it there is not enough room for two cars and a bicycle or jogger. There are A LOT of pre-teens and teenagers in the area that are out riding bicycles and walking in the area, including after dark without lights on the bikes. I fully expect that come next December when that intersection is under construction, the new mall has opened and people are rushing to get everything done for the holidays that somebody will get hit on Desoto Road. I contacted the commissioners before the strip mall even opened with my concerns. I was informed there was no funding for sidewalks in the neighborhood. Perhaps they would be more receptive to a news story? Any chance you could do some investigating into this?

     

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