I was surprised when the priority list was made that the amphitheater and amphitheater parking had such a priority. I, like many, believe this venue will become the white elephant of Columbus.
What was not included is something our fellow citizens in East Columbus have been begging and praying for since I have lived in Columbus since December 1981. Flood relief! There was a proposal a few years back that a drain be constructed on the north side of 82 to drain the water coming in from the north, to the existing drainage ditches, directly to the Lux. At that time the Corps of Engineers approved the release of the water to the Lux in that manner. Enough money could not be found to match grants or fully fund it by the city. Was this project considered? Is the city administration even looking to find a means to do this project? Will the current effort to upgrade drainage in East Columbus be able to drain off the rainfall when heavy rains come?
The widening of Bluecutt Road and upgrading to an 80,000 pound road will improve traffic flow and divert some to the large truck traffic off 45 South of Bluecutt by trucks going to 82. In the initial plan for Bluecutt was the traffic light at Leigh that has taken so long.
Berry Hinds, Columbu