Monday, February 7, 2011
Upon Further Review...Putting Up Those Signs May Have Been Bad Idea
Mayor Greg Ballard's Rebuild Indy program is allegedly off and running...at least the signs are up. It's become sort of a joke on the Westside, especially if you take a drive down 10th Street between 465 and Country Club Road.
One of the first signs that I saw go up is a huge one in the median by Farley Addition, the neighborhood where I grew up. It's about midway between 465 and Girls School Road on 10th Street.
Both sides of the street there in that area are like the surface of the Moon now. There are potholes from mild to severe. One on the Eastbound lane is so big that it could swallow a 1983 Chevette.
The Mayor's folks put out these signs, but those people in those neighborhoods have to be wondering when those street improvements will be actually be underway because still, nothing has been done. And yes, I know it's tough to keep the road in tip-top condition this time of year, but the signs have been up since late summer and the road has been this bad for YEARS.
As for me, I'll be exiting the interstate one exit to the south and using Rockville Road on my way to work until 10th Street does get fixed.