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Broad Avenue to close to traffic during sidewalk construction

August 14, 2003

ALBANY - City leaders have decided to shut down the East bound lane of Broad Avenue in the 200 block downtown while sidewalk constrction is underway.

Business went on as usual as  chefs at Harvest Moon  preparedplates for lunchtime diners. But just getting inside was a challenge for some.

Sidewalks along the south side of Broad Avenue have been ripped up and blocked by fencing, and customers have to literally walk the plank to get into businesses.

"We know that progrees comes along with inconvenience, in a way," said Bo Henry of Harvest Moon.  One incovenience he doesn't want to deal with is the loss of customers. Many of the tables sat empty during Thursday's lunch.

"Most of us (downtown businesses) work from week-to-week budgets," he said. "We have to keep our traffic up to keep our stores open."

City leaders say they're on top of things and have heard the concerns of business owners. City Engineer Director Bob Alexander said, "We plan to have the project completed by the end of next week, if the rain will hold off." In the meantime, people need to be patient, he said.

Meetings are planned  with Albany Tomorrow and the DOT to come up with ways to avoid this mess in the future.

posted at 10:51 by mathew.palmer@walb.com

 

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