The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. lbhagen@aol.com

Monday, October 24, 2016

 

A Nightmare on Elm Street

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A Nightmare on Elm Street  not just a 1984 Horror Movie
It has been a Roanoke Road Reality for many years and now a major construction project designed to fix “the problem” is not yet living up to expectations.
The primary objective: don’t let traffic back-up onto I581.
Objective achieved: just block the Elm Street traffic and give the traffic exiting off I581 priority!
But that creates major traffic problems on Elm Street backing-up into other major down-town arteries. Yes it does!

Roanoke Times: “WOYM: Elm Avenue interchange overhaul fixed some, but not all problems"
"Q: What is going on with the traffic lights at the new Elm Avenue Intersection at Interstate 581? We endured all of the construction on the new bridges and thought the project would eliminate or help traffic congestion. Yet the situation is about the same as before.”
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But that’s NOT the BAD News!  The Bad News is that I73 is coming to Elm Street!
Roanoke Times, 1-29-2013, Pg 1, 6: Major Roanoke leaders want I-73 to come to Elm Avenue as soon as possible.
Prior Blog Item Jan 2013:  I-581 (Rt 220) through Roanoke is a mess with just today’s local traffic. How can any serious person want a major interstate to come through down-town Roanoke?
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I73 at Elm Street – what a Joy!  Major increased interstate traffic (that wants to get through Roanoke, not into it) added to the existing local traffic that has been and is a major problem both from a traffic view as well as a major smog-pollution problem!
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Just how dull are the people who are and have been demanding that I73 come to Elm Street?
Shades of the Roanoke River Bank Beautification boondoggle.
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Roanoke Orders More Pollution, Smog And Congestion
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Refueling Interstate I-73 At Elm Street
Apparently, the political and economic leaders of Roanoke are not too worried about Roanoke’s air quality since they all are clamoring to get I-73 routed right through downtown Roanoke!  What a gas!
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Roanoke Looking More Like The Lost Colony

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