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Letter: City shouldn’t jump into traffic change

Published 8:40am Tuesday, April 1, 2014

In response to the issue of Third Avenue being blocked off permanently, has anyone thought of all the repercussions that could cause? The school bus issue for one, bringing students to school, sports events, the parents will bring children to fourth avenue. With the traffic that will accumulate, the traffic from the church services (that is many times a problem), also for funerals, etc. The expense of repositioning the stop lights, who is going to cover the cost of that, the city can’t keep expecting the city of Austin to keep paying for all the street, sewer, sidewalk, etc. improvements. There is a limit to the amount a person can be expected to pay. Austin has a lot of low paid laborers and retired people on a fixed income. I pray the city does a lot of research before they jump into another unnecessary project. The playground of Pacelli has been the same for many years, why is it all of the sudden a priority? Think of the excess traffic on fourth and fifth avenues. It’s bad enough already when different activities take place (i.e. school plays, sports activities, etc.)

The council meeting is April 7, 2014, 5:30 p.m., at the Council Chambers.


Barb L. Langan

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