Broadway Street Scape Update

By: James Jackson
By: James Jackson

Despite the completion of a major street scape project in the town of Broadway, the controversy and strong opinions has emotions still running high.

Even with the orange barrels gone and construction completed, just about everybody has a strong opinion about the work, though few seem willing to speak up.

"It is an improvement but whether it's visually an improvement more than, I don't think people see it as an improvement. They're still waiting for them to be taking out and the parking to come back which is never going to happen," says store owner Barbara Fultz.

Construction was finished three months ago and residents say it's a debatable political issue. Even former town councilman Fred Olson still has a stance, despite the fact he lost his seat because of his strong support for the project.

"People are going to have to get use to it. The project took seven years in the making. It's finished. It makes downtown look very nice," comments Olson.

However, many people still have divided views as some show support for the changes while others want them gone.

Olson says, "Everything is just good it looks very good it's a big improvement in town hopefully in time people will see that."

The subject of parking still a concern to many, although there are plans for two new parking facilities in town to make up for ones lost.


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