February 23, 2010

Main Street streetscape to be finished this year

When we look out the window at the new office of The Bristol Press, we see a pretty tired, deadly landscape, including the empty lot across Main Street where the mall once stood.
That's going to change soon.
The city plans to put the long-talked-about streetscape project out to bid in a couple of weeks and to hire a contractor to overhaul Main Street by autumn.
We'll get new walkways, with lots of bricks, pretty lampposts and a few shrubs or something to spruce up the appearance of the historic street. The street itself will be narrower, with bumpouts and designated parking.
At the very least, it should look a lot nicer.
Thanks, taxpayers.
I'll write up the details later in the week. [Update: Here's a link to the story.]
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24 comments:

Anonymous said...

And will we be burdened with another set of double street lights again?

Anonymous said...

Such a burden....get a life

Anonymous said...

3:30
And the Council is making a BIG deal of cutting back in street lights in neighborhoods.

Where is the logic, consistency?

3:30, you have to be one of the politicians. Or Rosenthal.

Anonymous said...

Nope, just someone who's sick and tired of listening to the endless whining of the negative ninnies on this blog.

Anonymous said...

4:33, You have to be Stortz.

Anonymous said...

According to Klocko, the city will be $8 million in the hole next year and $3 million this year, yet the city will waste money on this??

Steve Collins said...

I think it's state money. For what it's worth.

Anonymous said...

4:45

Don't you think that someone else other than Stortz can have good ideas too?

Anonymous said...

6:01

It may be state money(which is obtained by taxing us), but has anyone calculated the additional ongoing cost to the local budget?

Anonymous said...

7:19, Good ideas??? HAHAHAHA!!!

Yup, it's Stortz alright. No one values his opinion as much as he does.

Anonymous said...

How about we give a well over due hip hip horra to Main St. It is well over due...You are all JERKS...Get a life or move out!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!! GO BRISTOL!!!

Anonymous said...

BILL TAKE YOUR MEDS

Anonymous said...

The city hasn't even taken care of the new N. Main St. project since it's been done. The new street light that is on North St. at N. Main St.was knocked down two years ago by a tractor trailer (for the second time), as it was making a turn. The city should have collected the insurance money to replace it. So, if this can't be fixed in two years how do we expect them to take care of Main St.? Try taking care of what you have first before developing other areas.

Anonymous said...

Look at the West End project. The city spent federal money having the West End all renovated with fancy pavers and such, but the city never kept up on the maintenance and look at it now. You always see them working and maintaining N. Main St. but never see them cleaning the West End. That's probably how N. Main St and Main St will eventually turn out.

Anonymous said...

North Main Street looks great and restoring Main Street to its former glory is going to make our downtown even better! GO BRISTOL!

Anonymous said...

I think doing all of Main street over will help to revive Bristol. people worry about west end thats another story renters there are animals drive down there. Until the police start doing there job it will stay a mess .we need to get rid of all the section 8 and you will save it.

Anonymous said...

1:11pm, you don't know what your talking about, you racist! I am a West End business owner and I feel the police are doing a fine job here. They patrol this area all the time and my patrons feel safe coming here to shop. Maybe you should try walking around here and talking to some of the people and you would fine that they are really nice people.

Anonymous said...

1:38 maybe you should open your eyes. The truth hurts you. West end is a big mess. So dont thinkyour going to change any ones mind.Is that why you have to walk your customers to the cars.

Anonymous said...

6:29 your right the west is not safe its a haven for drugs at night. Most people in that area never had a job grew up on state aid so who are you kidding. When the policestop socializing and doing there job maybe we could walk the streets again.But till then dont hold your breath.

Anonymous said...

Doing Main Street is one way, albeit expensive, to get the pot holes fixed.

Now how about the rest of the city?

Hopefully Ward will now rethink his approach to not adequately funding road repair. The Nicastro method doesn't work.

Anonymous said...

Nothing worked for nicastro or stortz two idiots. With no talent

Anonymous said...

5:30

And the Ward method seems to be the worst of all!

Anonymous said...

11:22

The worst is yet to come regarding the lousy condition of our streets.

Unfortunately, Wards successor will bear the brunt of correcting the problem.