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This is one of those no brainer questions for anyone who has driven in this town...
I would vote yes if the repairs were better. Wasn't it just last summer 23rd Street (East) was shut
down to two lanes and resurfaced? It already has potholes in it. In fact, some of them have started up at least a month or more ago. Does the layout of the intersections fall under this catagory? I think we have some ridiculous intersections in this town. Does lighting fall under this? I don't believe that a number of the street lights work properly or are timed correctly. I believe there are intersections that have pedestrian buttons that don't work, and never have. So...I guess I'm saying afterall, we may need more money for repairs, but who's figuring this stuff out to begin with? I not only think it needs to be budgeted better, I don't think the repairs have been done very well.
AND...just to continue on my soapbox...this whole Kasold thing...for as "green" as this city purports to be, I was amazed at complete paving across the road that was done. That neighborhood just went up a few degrees this summer.
If by repair streets they mean to actually fix something. No more patching, actually REPAIR the streets.
The roads are AWFUL. Isn't it time someone at City Hall actually realized that?
What the heck do they do with all the tax $$ coming in now from the over-inflated values of Douglas County aka Little Johnson County??
I am so glad I'm not residing IN Lawrence any more, because here comes a tax increase ...
The streets in Lawrence are a disgrace. To set them right will take millions upon millions of dollars, and will take years to complete, but it needs to be done.
I agree wtih letsgetwise and camflan; there was a recent water main break on my street for which the water department had to dig up a part of the street. The road crew came in to repair it, but we now have a newly asphalted pot hole. The repair didn't last more than a week. I don't know if the water dept. didn't prepare correctly, or if the road guys just did a cruddy job. Either way, the job wasn't done properly.
Let's forget everything else until we have repaired the infastructure in this town.
they could learn from this, put a little thought into new roads for once and put in enough through streets to spread traffic out. There is a reason our roads are so crappy, the poorly designed traffic flow and letting neighborhoods get away with getting their street not connected as a through street or getting speed bumps and roundabouts put in, are causing people to over use main roads. There is a reason harvard was so over used for so long. on harvard there was not a single through street to 6th from monterey way all the way to wakarusa. to get through that neighborhood you had to use harvard and only harvard.Think ahead and do whats actually best for the city. if every street in that development connected through to 6th there woudn't have ever been a traffic problem.
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