Re: When will the roadwork end? (News, Nov. 29)
Your article on Craigflower Bridge construction was informative and helpful in understanding the process and its problems.
For over a year now at the corner of Tillicum and Burnside roads, hundreds of drivers have wasted thousands of dollars on gasoline to sit idling waiting for some construction vehicle to get out of the curb lane.
If the builder had been required to build the unit on the corner first, the space on Albina Street could have been used as a staging area.
The really annoying thing is that many times the curb lane on Tillicum Road was blocked unnecessarily by small vehicles that could have done their job being parked on the sidewalk out of the way. The builders could have planned the project better if they had an incentive to do so.
One way to provide this incentive would be to ticket vehicles that obstruct traffic.
Certainly if you or I were to park our vehicle in the curb lane of Tillicum we would be ticketed in very short order. When these projects are proposed there is much talk of the benefits. I have yet to hear any presentation of the costs to society.