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Letter: Burlingame Avenue construction
September 03, 2013, 05:00 AM

Editor,

Everybody’s happy (and relieved) now that the first block of the Burlingame Avenue construction is nearing completion, even though it is a month behind. The sidewalk is widened, perhaps a bit too much considering the trouble some people are having parking, and the tiling is attractive. But how much longer until the project is completed? Another year, we are told. One more year to redo three city blocks is an unusually long time especially in a business area. Anyone who walks in downtown Burlingame these days can see that businesses are languishing and foot traffic is diminished.

Curious about the exorbitant length of the construction, I made some inquiries and found out that only two shifts of 10 workers are engaged during construction time. Does this seem the most expedient way to complete a project of such importance for a town like Burlingame?

Meanwhile, traditional patrons can drive over to vibrant San Mateo downtown eateries forming new going-out habits that could affect the future of Burlingame’s business district. Where is the City Council on this one? It’s election time and a good opportunity for council members to push for some action.

Andrew Wallace

Burlingame

 

 

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