Thursday, October 18
Bypass??? What Bypass?
Dave over at Dave's Gift Shop Weblog has an interesting post up on his site supporting the idea of a Southern bypass. (Dave, I would have left this post as a comment on this site, but didn't want to deal with the tsuris of creating an account on your wordpress).
Now, I think that a Southern bypass is a good idea. I think that it has been a good idea for the 30 years it has been proposed. My only question about the current plans for the "Southern Arterial" is that the current plan is NOT a bypass. It will not be an "Interstate 25."
According to current plans, we are to spend between $100 Million - $162 Million for a 2 to 4 lane local road with controlled intersections every mile or so. The likely speed limit on this road will be 40 MPH.
So, why are we building this? It isn't to get a bypass. It is to get an Arterial; one that likely will be not too much more than an opportunity for commercial development.
Now, commercial development isn't a bad thing. However, it isn't a bypass.