The CITT will be holding a vote tonight on the proposed widening of SW 157 Avenue from 152 street to 184 street.  Currently a two lane road, 157 avenue is adjacent to the UDB, and will be converted into a higher speed four lane collector. This is yet another colossal waste of taxpayer dollars (to the tune of $13.2 million), and a great example of how the transportation tax has been wasted on projects that exacerbate our traffic problems, while not addressing our defunct transit system. Keep in mind that this road is close to Lennar’s proposed Parkland development (on 152 Street) and will surely come into play once the UDB battle ramps up again.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Stephen P. Clark County Center, 111 NW 1st St. Please come out and let the members of the CITT know that road widening next to the UDB is a BAD idea and not what the transit tax is for!

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3 Responses to Action Alert: Stop Road Widening Funded by Transit Tax

  1. James says:

    This is exactly why we need to change the CITT.

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  2. Tony Garcia says:

    I agree. This is such BS. 152 avenue is right next to agricultural land and does not need to be expanded. Not to mention the death of the surtax by a thousand little roadway projects. While the cost of $13.2 million doesn’t seem to be much in comparison with the cost of a rail project, this is not a unique project. In aggregate public works/roadway projects have gutted the trust, and led to ignorant statements by leaders such as George Burgess that the plan was ‘oversold’.

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  3. James says:

    Tony:

    Now do you see why we need to take the PTP power away from them in order to see the light? Burgess and the administration are just going to do the same thing until all the funds PTP funds are assigned to these road widening projects, and not to fulfill the intent of the legislation. This needs to stop now!

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