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Friday, February 11, 2011

Anticipating Summer

Other news from the Community Advisory Committee meeting this past week had to do with the paving of Tyee.  If you've driven on Tyee, you know that it needs re-paving, so there is no question about the appropriateness of such action.  The County has been saying that it would do it and that it would use County funds and not gas tax funds (which are vaguely under the control/recommendation of Point Roberts itself).  The last time the County people were up, they said that it would happen in the spring of 2011.

Now, they think the summer of 2011.  Doubtless in time for the 4th of July parade.  However, if 'twere done, 'twere well  be done quickly (which is a loose quote from MacBeth) and summer is as quickly as it is going to happen.  They are still a little vague about how much of Tyee: from the Border Station to Gulf?  or to APA?  Wait till later for that news.

However, there is an additional upside.  The re-do will be, it was said, asphalt, and they would be taking the old road away (I know nothing of the technical aspects of this so only can report what appeared to be important words) and will end up with 'grindings'.  And that's the good part because the grindings will then be used to make the walkway/pathway along the south side of Benson, perhaps from Tyee as far as Boundary.  That walkway project will be paid for with the Gas Tax Funds, but it won't cost all of it because of the economies of using the grindings, equipment up here, whatever.  I'd guess that there will be no walkways until after the Tyee project is done, however, which makes it sound like fall, but there were no times on report.

It will be good to have Tyee improved but I'm sure we will all be mighty cranky about the inconvenience involved in having Tyee improved.  No good deed goes unpunished, as the County well knows.

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