Reader objects to traffic improvements that brings the roadway right to people's front door

Published on Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:04
Written by Jim Beaudoin


To the Editor:

I find it amazing that the state is able to take people’s property on Route 6 up to most people’s front doors but you look across the street and see most businesses did not lose any of their property. This seems kind of ridiculous. I am sure if this was the mayor’s home he would be blasting the state.

I can see trying to ease traffic concerns but let’s do this a little more fairly. I see many of the homes now lay empty, some for sale but they will never sell. I can’t see stepping out your front door to a 10 to 20 ft drop-off, a great selling point.

It is also amazing how there is no problem with the state doing this to people’s property. No way to say no, no way to make it fair to the homeowners, we are the state and we will do what we want.

The amount of money being spent on highway projects in Bristol alone could help a bit with our budget deficit.

We need to find a better way to handle projects in this state and this city in particular. Just taking people’s property to do construction is ridiculous. We need to look at this and should have never built this road this way to begin with. Now you are trying to clean up the wrong by making homeowners live with construction equipment up to people’s homes and if they have children you have to worry about them opening the door and walking out to nothing but danger in the front yard. The state and city should have worked out a better way to do this. The home owners will lose with this project.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Letters on Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:04. Updated: Thursday, 1 June 2017 21:06.