Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fayetteville, Rupple Road Error

From NWA News:

A part of Rupple Road is going to be narrower than what was planned because of an error on the construction plans. They are saying that the problem orignally started with plans from the architect and engineering firm. Then the error was missed by Fayetteville's engineering staff. The narrowing of the road will not cause any traffic problems but they will be leaving out space dedicated to bicycles. I think that is a mistake. The new school and the Boys and Girls Club are located on this part of the road. There will be a lot of children from the neighborhoods traveling to both these places on bikes. The lost of a bicycle lane will make it less safe for them.
This has been a second mistake coming out of the City of Fayetteville. People are not going to willing to approve bond issues if they see the City making these big mistakes. Why does the city have such a difficult time making sure the people they contract with do they job they're suppose to be doing? Mayor Coody and the City Council need to get their act together. They need to either find more competent companies or supervisor them better.

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