Verona Road project will do great harm

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A letter to the editor to The Capital Times:

The state Department of Transportation held a farce of a meeting on its redesign of the Verona Road interchange with the Beltline. Our public officials proclaim to listen to, and incorporate, neighborhood concerns into their project plans — only to turn around and choose the options that suit themselves.

The reality is that despite neighborhood concerns about this project’s increase in traffic, pollution, noise levels and this project’s destruction of community homes, businesses and public space, the DOT has selected a project design that does the most possible harm to this already struggling neighbor! It will remove families from their homes and remove businesses that provide tax dollars to our city.

— Jeff Glazer, president, Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood Association