Community Fuming Over Road Plan Changes, Legislators to Hear Concerns Tonight
Representatives Tuck and Buch to attend the Taku/Campbell Community Council meeting
ANCHORAGE – South Anchorage residents will have a chance to voice their concerns about the controversial Raspberry/West Dowling realignment at what promises to be a lively discussion at the Taku/Campbell Community Council meeting tonight. Representatives Chris Tuck and Bob Buch (both D-Anchorage) will be at the meeting.
“The plans keep changing and every time a new set of homes is affected. And every time, I get a flurry of calls from residents,” said Rep. Tuck. “The Municipality of Anchorage needs to respect local residents’ concerns and design the project to protect safety, quality of life and property values.”
ach variation of the plan would have different impacts on local traffic patterns, noise and safety, including some potentially significant changes to traffic patterns in front of Campbell Elementary School.
Last spring, project planners completed a noise study which recommended a noise wall along Raspberry Road and opening Rovenna Street, putting through-traffic past Campbell Elementary. At the end of September, the Municipality asked for a new noise analysis. This analysis led to recommendations from the Municipality of Anchorage to add a noise wall along Chad to Cheryl. The new proposal would also open Chad with “right in/right out” access to Raspberry, and keep the fire gates closed on Cheryl and Rovenna Streets. Each proposal would provide a different level of noise abatement.
The state Department of Transportation is currently awaiting input from the Municipality of Anchorage before finalizing its plans.
Details: Taku Campbell Community Council Meeting
WHERE: Dimond Center Hotel, 700 E. Dimond Blvd. MAP
WHEN: 7:00 PM
Posted: October 15, 2010