Friday, December 07, 2007
Streetscape redevelopment of the N. Glebe Road and N. Pershing Drive intersection is set to begin Monday, a project that has taken about seven years to reach this point. The sign on N. Glebe shows that the work will take six months, but it may end sooner, the county’s William “Bill” Roberts has said previously.
Six months is the maximum the company, A&M Concrete Corporation, has to finish this portion of the job, which includes new sidewalks, gutters and curbs. The utility poles will disappear during this portion of the project, as the utilities are already running underground.
Traffic will be delayed during the project, but that may be nothing compared to other delays throughout the history of the project.
Delays, especially in getting all of the interested parties to sign the necessary easements, have plagued this project for years. Officials at the county originally thought it would have been completed in 2003. Every year, or so, the county would adjust its estimated start time.
It was almost a year ago that the utility companies began running their wires underground, leaving the corner with “topped off” utility poles and dirt patches where sidewalks used to be.
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