City Chief of Staff Edd Lee said the City completed roadwork on this emergency access road to the Towne South and Pan-Am subdivisions off Hwy. 1 South. The road is for emergencies caused by trains blocking the only access points to the subdivisions. The gates will remain up and locked at all other times.
There is an emergency phone number for residents to use to have the gates unlocked. Lee said the road was so wet and muddy it was practically unusable for emergency use. The reclaimed materials used to repair the road came from street improvements. “It didn’t cost us anything other than labor and use of the bulldozer,” Lee said. Photo by Carolyn Roy