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New Sidewalk in NewTown
Alan R.(Rudy) McGillvray


October 03, 2010
Sunday PM

Isn't this interesting, Newtown is getting new sidewalks, wider, better marked, etc. But folks, have you looked at the power poles along Water St? The city obviously has enough money for new sidewalks but nothing for moving the power poles a little distance in or out of the traffic pattern. Has anyone but me noticed?

Now they can block people on either side, instead of one side (the outer) now with the wider sidewalks, there is more room for those moving in one direction to stand and wait for those coming the other way.

What is up with this city, I remember when the streets were being improved, particularly the West End area. The primary had a pour ready and due to poor layout, someone else (another crew/company had to dig a hole in that portion that was waiting for rebar reinforcing )came along and with a backhoe started digging their hole. The foreman came up and almost came to blows with the backhoe operator, over the need for this new hole in his road. I believe it was even reported on in the paper.

I do not bring this up to castigate anyone, but to point out the lack of thinking that goes into any new project undertaken by our City Govt.

Yours, for a well laid-out project with no cost overruns for a bad layout,

Alan R.(Rudy) McGillvray
Ketchikan, AK

About: "Long time Ketchikan and Alaskan resident, since 1952."

Received September 30, 2010 - Published October 03, 2010




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