Each day I hear, from half a block away, the bulldozers, jackhammers and trucks which are changing the look of King Street east of Church Street. I admit it's wonderful to see activity, people at work and earning a living. But I continue to wonder at what cost?
I've lived on this block for 22yrs and witnessed subtle changes here and there. None, however, have caused more concern than this one. While I look forward to possibly having more options for a nice meal, I fear the increased traffic will only cause more problems than already exist along King Street and the one-way streets that feed into it. The one way streets feeding King are nothing short of speedways during morning and evening rush. A trip from the eastern edge of the Borough through to and beyond Bridge and Warren can be, at best, a bloody mess during rush hours. What will a few hundred more cars do? Should I put bleachers in my front yard and pretend I'm at a NASCAR event? Should I now allow an extra 15-20mins to get from my street down to Rt. 29?
Time will tell. Right now, I'm skeptical and concerned traffic will get much worse before we see any benefits.