When the signs first went up announcing the closure of the eastbound ramp to Route 175 from Route 29 I thought to myself, “How long could this be?”
This is a major connecting point after all. Surely this would only be a matter of days I reasoned.
As someone who regularly traverses this route, this closure presents more than a minor inconvenience. As the closure stretched on for weeks instead of days I would sometimes forget about it until it was too late. This usually meant traveling pretty far out of my way in order to circle back to where I wanted to go. Inevitably this would occur when I had precious few minutes to spare.
Arrghh! These unanticipated detours have even occasionally led to case of roadblock rage.
It’s now been over a month.
Last week I finally had enough and emailed
Calvin Ball to find out what was up. It turns out that he didn’t know either. Forget about school boards and charter reviews I told him, this is the kind of HoCo loco stuff that people really care about! He promised to look into it.
Yesterday, I received a special construction edition of the
Calvin Ball Bulletin. In it, the District 2 councilperson informes us that we can expect the ramp to reopen sometime around November 14th.
Weather permitting of course.
Thank you Dr. Ball.