Monday, May 12, 2008

A Bridge Over Lake K.?

The Sun reports on a traffic forum regarding plans for downtown Columbia, which includes mention of the possibility of a larger highway entrance off Route 29 at what is now South Entrance Road:

Traffic experts have told GGP that eventually there will be a need for a four-way interchange connected to Route 29 near South Entrance Road, [GGP regional vp Gregory F.]Hamm said. Initially he opposed the idea, but he now recognizes that allowing that road to cross over the end of Lake Kittamaqundi may be the least environmentally damaging option.

"Clearly, there's a lot of engineering and discussion that would have to happen," Hamm said. "That's the exact position of the bridge over the lake that was shown by Jim Rouse. It's not the only idea, but it's an idea."

Evan Coren, a Columbia Association member from Kings Contrivance, said he has "concerns about the bridge over the lake and what impact that's going to have on noise and the experience of the lake."

Back in the day, it was one of our treats to plead with mom and dad to take a little detour off South Entrance Road and bop over a little stone hump of a bridge. This new one sounds, ummm, a little bigger and less picturesque.

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