Sick of Bad Roads on the Island? Help is on the Way

If you’ve driven your car or rode your bike around the island during the summer months, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of necessary road work being done by work crews.

In the not-too-distant past, city contractors completed the Wyatt Way-Grow Avenue intersection and the nearby Madison Avenue roundabout. The latter project still draws comments and suggestions on how to improve it from island residents. For whatever reason, some drivers continue to have trouble negotiating this new vehicular wonder. News flash: the roundabout at High School Road and Madison Avenue has been there for more than a decade. You haven’t driven around that one before?

To date, there has been ditch work being done on Halls Hill on the south end, near the Prayer Wheel, and the on-again, off-again completion of road widening and the construction of the combination of bike lanes and sidewalks on Eagle Harbor Drive. Once finished, that project will be a boon to bikers, walkers and drivers.

Next week, City contractors will focus their attention on the following areas. The work will likely cause delays and disruptions to your daily routine if you live near these streets or travel in those areas.

  • Pleasant Beach Dr
  • Elizabeth Place
  • Henderson Rd
  • Euclid Ave

During asphalt paving, there will temporarily be no access for up to eight hours to and from driveways and side roads, according to city officials. They also request vehicles avoid driving or parking on the shoulder of these roads until work is completed at the end of the day.

The street maintenance work is anticipated to occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

We applaud the City for taking on these necessary road improvement projects, but we would like to request that Public Works officials take a hard look at the south end of Country Club Road. The surface is deteriorated to the point where one feels as if they are driving on a road in a Third World Country as opposed to one of the island’s toniest neighborhoods. Just a suggestion!

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