August 19, 2002
Woodinville-Duvall Bridge repair ahead of schedule
Let me be the first one to say I can hardly wait for that bridge to open up again. I'm the one who lives within throwing distance of the city of Duvall; I just can't seem to get there. What used to take me 30 seconds to get into town, now takes me 20 minutes. I know I'm not the only one inconvenienced by this construction. Last week I wrote a letter to the editor but didn't send it in. I had vented and felt better. This weeks article "City Dies" sparked the fuel in my fire one more time.
I understand the bridge needed to be stronger. But for a town that just keeps getting bigger and is so heavily affected by this bridge closure, would you think maybe they would have thought of running a 24 hour 7-day-a-week crew? The Valley View stated that the workers have been working 14-hour days, 7 days a week. Eh-um, I can see the activity from my front window and I don't think so. I won't even mention the run-ins we have had with the workers on our street (that's another article).
I'm sorry. I'm just not impressed. Ahead of schedule? Big deal. Tell me the bridge will be open before school starts, then I'll be impressed. Meanwhile looks like we people who live down the River Road will have to figure out how to get our children to school because the public school system won't run a bus down here either.
Sonja Ware, Duvall