Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its a bird, its a plane, its Superstreet!!

I don't get all of the hoopla over the "super street" concept.

I mean its necessary and all that as the traffic along that stretch of Loop 1604, as well as 281 north of 1604, is nightmarish.

However, this same concept was implemented along 8 mile road in Detroit in the early 1970's.  Forty years ago.

I was there.

Second 'superstreet' gets feds' clearance
By Jeorge Zarazura - Express-News

Regional and state transportation officials announced Monday that the Loop 1604 “superstreet” has received environmental clearance from the federal government, clearing the way for construction to soon begin.

The superstreet, a 31/2-mile section between New Guilbeau Road and Texas 151, is the second of its kind in Bexar County, with the first on the U.S. 281 corridor between Encino Rio and Marshall Road.

Terry Brechtel, executive director of the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, which sought the environmental clearance, said the project wouldn't have been possible without the leadership of local elected officials. The $7.7 million project is one of the last American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded projects in the county, according to the mobility authority.

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