Wednesday
October
22
2014
8:57 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

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

 

 

Tags: burlingame, construction,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Does the terrorist attack near the Canadian Parliament concern you?

Yes, extremely
Yes, somewhat
A little
Not at all

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Giants fans be wary, man robbed of World Series tickets worth $1,000
With the World Series hot on San Francisco Giants’ fans minds, police are reminding people to be w..
Two dead in shooting attack at Canada's Parliament
OTTAWA, Ontario — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standin..
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
WASHINGTON — Stepping up their vigilance against Ebola, federal authorities said Wednesday that ev..
Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired ..
Turkish president says US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County marketing