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Thread: Rona's words! (particular attention to no pedestrian cross walks)

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    Rona's words! (particular attention to no pedestrian cross walks)

    Watty Vos Boulevard, WVB, Is Coming to Eagle beach

    I attended the gathering at the MFA in Noord where the department of Public Work presented its upcoming portion of the road building project from the area of Ling & Sons Supermarket to the Riu Antillas.
    The project is expensive and fancy and never mind the polemic whether we need it fancy or modest, we will grow into it, and it will certainly alleviate the traffic bottle-neck in town.
    The presentation was very low energy and very somber. My eyes closed. It would have been received warmly had the speaker put some charisma and charm into it.
    Bottom line, we will be inconvenienced with many closed roads and alternative routes for three months – that’s an optimist talking, and at the end of three months we will have an improved flow of traffic with more roundabouts.
    They will be cancelling the cactus, sea grape and aloe median in the scenic road along the hotels, the two traffic lanes will be adjacent to each other, and the portion of the southbound lane will be return to the beach.
    BUT…no pedestrian crossings. The Loss Prevention department of La Cabana Beach Resort & Casino expressed concern. I think Super Food should be worries, the challenge for shoppers to make it safely across the street continues.

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    After reading her article this morning that is the one thing that I walked away with. I had really hoped that a safe crossing would be part of the plan.
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    Getting some conflicting reports

    where is this road construction that Rona is talking about?
    J.E. Irausquin Blvd in front of the Eagle Beach resorts?
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    Smith Blvd

    LaCabana management tells me that it is in front of them on Irausquin Blvd.

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    Wait - between the beach & the resorts? I certainly hope it's not JE Irausquin!
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    i know!
    I am waiting for clarification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacki View Post
    Wait - between the beach & the resorts? I certainly hope it's not JE Irausquin!

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    "no pedestrian crossings" - People cross there A LOT! And it's just so pretty!
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    I verified with management at Amsterdam Manor a few days ago that, yes, it IS the road between Eagle Beach and the hotels that they are talking about.
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    Yes, that is what I was just told as well. This makes me very sad.
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    per rona.......she makes it seem like it is Smith Blvd.

    but Irausquin is a whole different situation. We NEED pedestrian crossings along that road at each resort and condo complex.

    QUOTE=Jacki;330289]Yes, that is what I was just told as well. This makes me very sad.[/QUOTE]

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    i think that the road does need much improvement, but the crosswalks are certainly very necessary.
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