Overdoing project?


The 12th Street widening project between Elm and Sixth avenues for increased traffic flow for parking at Hastings College sporting events is progressing nicely.

It appears to be a first-class job. If features sidewalks to nowhere with modern street lights to be installed and landscaping to follow.

The overflow drainage ditch from Heartwell Park lake was previously handled by a corrugated steel culvert pipe under 12th Street. This culvert is being replaced by a massive concrete box culvert with enough capacity to handle the flow from the Little Blue River.

The drainage channel then meanders easterly, parallel to Parkview Cemetery, and then loops around Mt. Sinai Cemetery and then heads south through another culvert under 12th Street to the east of College View Assisted Living and finally peters out in a pasture east of Sixth Avenue.

Aren’t these a bit much? Or were they required for environmental approval and federal aid for financing and permits?

Gene Wilson
Hastings



Insert your comment

Author Name(required):

Author Web Site:

Comment(required):

Please Introduce Secure Code:

 Letter Policy
The Hastings Tribune welcomes letters about issues of the public interest. Here are some rules:

• Letters can be submitted by e-mail: 
        tribune@hastingstribune.com

•Letters may be hand delivered:
        908 W. Second Street,

• Or mailed to:
        Voice of the People
        P.O. Box 788,
        Hastings, NE 68902

• Letters must be signed and include an address
   and phone number. (The address and phone
   number will not be published.)

• Letters should be 250 words or less. Letters
   will be edited for length. They will also be
   edited for spelling, grammar, clarity and
   content.

• Letters should express an opinion or explain
   why something is important or in the public's
   interest.

Copyright © 2014