Letter – Infrastructure realities

Published 6:32 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Editor, The Smithfield Times:

The March 20th edition of The Smithfield Times offers many proposals about what infrastructure the town and the county need to address. I offer my concern. 

The transportation infrastructure in the Smithfield/Carrollton vicinity is currently inadequate to support the existing need. I hope that I am not the only one who understands that the Nike Park corridor WILL BE a four-lane road in the very near future and it will need to extend to Route 17.

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When the county embarked on the walking path along Nike Park Road, part of the plan should have included a reconstruction of the Fulgham bridge that would have accommodated a pedestrian lane and prepared for the expected four-lane roadway. Instead, a Bridge over the River Kwai 2.0 solution was implemented that serves very few folks. 

Notice, the spandex-clad two-wheelers refuse to use the path. Not their style.


Warren White