Monday, January 30, 2006

Wilmington Ave/Wayne Ave Intersection Meeting

Thursday February 23rd 6:00 PM
10 Wilmington Place

There is $1.9 million in funds set aside for a project to align Wayne Ave. with Stewart Street. The goal is to make Stewart a two-way street and to widen the road to reduce traffic congestion at this intersection. To acquire the funds needed from the State of Ohio, a proposal was submitted that was devised in the early 1960s when NCR and DESCI were two major employers, and at a time that the population of the city was considerably higher.
The 1960s proposal is now considered obsolete but the funds have been allocated and changes are supposed to begin in 2009. The Walnut Hills Association and the Southeast Dayton Priority Board have expressed concerns about the proposal and the way the funding has been acquired. It is very important that residents, as many as possible, attend this meeting to provide their input because there are many who feel that this project is a waste of public money that could be better spent in another area of the city. It could also invoke eminent domain issues. Please plan to attend. If you drive through this junction at rush hour then your input is crucial. If you live on Stewart Street, your input is required. If you live on Wayne Ave. or if you live, work or have family residing at 10 Wilmington Place, your input is extremely important. The meeting should be informative and very interesting to say the least.


Libertarian Jason said...

I would like to attend, but I have an obligation to meet on Thursday night... Can you summarize what "concerns" there are regarding the acquisition of fund?

And for my part...I say, no eminent domain!

Gary said...

Go to my other blog and read all the posts titled "Suspense". They will explain what the city planners submitted to get the funds and will explain some of the problems they face and didn't investigate before applying for the money.
Many in the neighborhood feel that the project is unnecessary at this time and the money should be re-directed to another project.