From 100 Miles Up

You can see the problem from a hundred miles up if you click on the image



That has become a group of heavily traveled roads. The university is a couple of miles on one side of the track, the hospital and med school a few miles on the other. The rail line is regularly used, and nearby sidings are used to build trains. This intersection is often blocked. The roads meet at odd angles and traffic backs up even when the roads are open.

There are plans in the works to build an overpass, redesign how the roads intersect, and eliminate the congestion. One building in the area has already been demolished. The storage yard, at the top of the first image, that Jeff used for fenced security, is in the construction path. The whole area will be disrupted for months, maybe years. Here’s the proposed map.



Another thing you can see is the purple line that is the boundary of the railroad property right of way. The station’s paved parking lot is almost gone if that is returned to the railroad. It is likely that area was always railroad property, but had been used for decades by the station. These are not the only issues, to be sure. They are just the last ones.

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “From 100 Miles Up

  1. The family-owned grocery store in our little town is slowly going down the drain after 86 years. It will be sold to a new owner in the next 7-10 days. I am good friends with the family, and I'm guessing it's the same kind of heart-break. I hope your friend does well.

Comments are closed.