The sudden opposition to one of the main parts of the JB Wise project in downtown Watertown brought me down to Public Square yesterday to take a look at the lay of the land. Woodruff Professional Building manager Mary Slye took me down to look at the rear of the doctor's complex to explain her concerns about a new entrance road to the JB Wise lot.
One of the main parts of the project in addition to new underground infrastructure are the three new entrances to the lot. The one off Public Square has been discussed for years and the engineering firm doing the project designed the entrance. Nonetheless folks usually don't pay attention till things are imminent and I understand that.
The concern primarily is that elderly and disabled patients will face challenges with the additional traffic lane and accidents could occur. It will be up to City Council to decide whether to deviate from the plan.
Watertown Daily Times J.B. Wise parking lot is causing concerns