Dependable Erection

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Hell freezes over?

And not just in Philadelphia:
State highway officials have decided not to require the Triangle Veterinary
Emergency Clinic to add a turn lane and move a sewer line at its planned new
location on Morreene Road.

City Council member Mike Woodard said he and other city officials were informed
of the decision at 8:28 this morning, after a meeting of NCDOT engineers.

DOT's change of mind removes an unexpected cost that had jeopardized the
clinic's plan to relocate its practice to a renovated warehouse at Morreene Road
and Linden Terrace in western Durham. Clinic manager Sharon Zeigler said last
week that the lane and sewer move would add about $250,000 to the clinic's
estimated renovating and landscaping cost of $1.9 million.

My neighborhood's experience with NCDOT and turn lanes was decidedly the opposite. Don't know what's changed, but this is good news.



  • What your neighborhood likely did not have was (i) professional representation; and (ii) political juice. The Vet Clinic had both when they suggested DOT revisit the turn lane issue.

    By Blogger Tar Heelz, at 9:29 AM  

  • My neighborhood had the backing of City Council, County Commission, and TAC. We also had the data on our side.

    NCDOT had Jon Nance and Lyndo Tippett.

    Oh, and no jobs were at stake.

    Times change.

    By Blogger Barry, at 9:42 AM  

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