Developers should build new roads
The May 3 edition of The Daily Times front page included a headline, “Alternate A wins West Plant route.” This headline is very misleading and a disservice to the Springbrook community. I noticed the online headline was changed to read “Community selects West Plant entrance.”
Any Alcoa West Plant entrance to the Springbrook community is a no-win for the community. Residents of Springbrook joined together to help prevent Alcoa Road, through the middle of the community and the park, from becoming a through street. They also tried every manner possible to suggest alternatives so that no section of the Springbrook community would be affected by the projected 3,400 average daily trips into the community from the new shopping center. This is approximately 132 percent increase over current traffic on North Mills Street and 100 percent increase on Alcoa Road (even with the Alternate A option).
It’s too bad the developers of this project can’t afford the cost of doing the roads in the new shopping center how they should be done. It’s too bad the City of Alcoa can’t enforce a better road system for the new shopping center. Springbrook residents will be paying the higher price. Alternate A is not a winning solution; it is the lesser of the three evils. Just ask most any Springbrook resident involved in this decision.
P.O. Box 490
Alcoa, TN 37701