Hessville's Grand Avenue should be showcase

2013-07-16T00:00:00Z Hessville's Grand Avenue should be showcase nwitimes.com
July 16, 2013 12:00 am

We on Grand Avenue in Hessville believe this north/south artery through Hessville should be a showcase, with three schools and a park all along its path.

The city has installed new streetlights on the northern end. It should continue on through the remainder of the street, and the section between 173rd Street and the CN railroad tracks to the south, with new curbs, lights and road surface.

Continually patching the potholes just isn't working, and they replaced only half the sidewalk on the east side whereas the whole section needed replacement.

All over the city, we have witnessed new aesthetic street lights being installed on streets that don't even have a quarter of the traffic and being completely resurfaced whereas our little patch continues to wait.

We didn't hear a peep out of Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa when they closed our branch library (that also was on our street). Out of sight, out of mind -- especially on Election Day.

- Jon Colgrove, Hammond

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