Area Residents Rejoice as Grand Blvd. Reopens
Crews had been working on the re-paving project since May, but now the closure signs are gone. Not a construction worker is in sight. The street is completely paved for the first time since May.
“It was a pleasant surprise,” said one neighbor.
Nicole Hensley, a South Hill resident has been cursing the City’s name since May. It all started with a heavy “street closed” sign that ended up in her driveway.
“Five minutes dragging a sign out of your driveway so you can go to work in the morning is kind of a buzz kill,” Hensley said. She continued, “I complained to the City on Twitter, but they never responded.”
In the early part of May and June, the construction on Grand would vibrate the whole house. Trinkets on Nicole’s trinket shelves would vibrate slightly.
“I woke up to it every morning, Monday through Friday. It made SpoCats slightly nervous. One of them may have been permanently damaged,” she added.
Regional pedestrians, cyclists and drivers can check out the brand new street. Simply go outside and follow the new street smell. Kind of like new car smell, but more expensive.