Thursday, August 18, 2016

City Seeks to Reassure Factory Street Business Owners

     Increasing frustration from struggling businesses on Factory Street has prompted reassurances from City Hall that the project will be essentially done by Halloween with only a final coat of blacktop and landscaping left for the spring.  
       While there has been finger pointing, most have rolled with the punches although some well known store owners tell me they have no business with the street torn up. A bank has closed until things get better.
        At this point, riding it out and patience is all that can be encouraged, with the understanding that for those in business and their employees it is a scary time and the end result is hard to envision when times are tough.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/city-engineer-factory-street-project-is-on-schedule-20160818

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Todd Demar made the issue move as Butler and Graham dithered for years. Hope he runs next year.

Anonymous said...

demar is done. a one note Charlie...

Anonymous said...

Will they shut down traffic in one direction when they do the landscaping and top coat in the spring? Probably huh? Since its part of the ongoing project where they can't afford to hire two flag[wo]wmen to alternate traffic, like is done on every other road project in the world. And they can't afford to work past 3:30 either.

Anonymous said...

It's 79 in Black River, up to 80 in Plessis, while over in Copenhagen those fine folks saw 81. Down in Adams Center it was 80. A bit warmer in Adams at 81. The Cape had no wind of course, but still managed 80degrees. A cold front went through Clayton, bring the temperature down to 78. You might want to keep a jacket handy if you plan an evening out at the Coffee Cove. The Bay's readings were not in by the time of the broadcast, but one fellow called in reporting they were looking at 78.. and in a few minutes will provide more details......amazingly stupid.

Anonymous said...

Everyone can envision the final result. Bike lanes that aren't used, extra wide sidewalks, curbs that are double the height they should be, medians and dividers in the middle of the road with no purpose other than keep the snow plow drivers alert.
What IS hard to envision is how people can be so incompetent planning this. Letting contractors work 6 hour days instead of multiple crews working sunup to sundown. Letting them close down bridges and road for MONTHS.