Thursday, June 30, 2011

Pulaski Wis. The End Is Near

From the Green Bay Press

PULASKI — A roundabout construction project at Wisconsin 32 and Brown County B in Pulaski aims to make the intersection safer and less congested, but also has some business owners concerned about summer access to their establishments.

Construction will begin Tuesday on the $1.03 million project that will close Crest Drive from 300 feet west of Mountain Bay Drive to Wisconsin 32 on the west side of the intersection and County B from Arthur Boulevard to Wisconsin 32 on the east.

Might as well call Pulaski Wis a ghost town. Who in their right mind would let a roundabout be built at CTY B and HWY 32? My God why not just route HWY 32 around Pulaski and put the final nail in the coffin?

 First, let's look at this logically. How much does a roundabout really cost? $1.03 million seems a little high for one intersection. I am guessing there are two maybe three street lights at that corner today. I will bet anyone that there will be 10 to 15 total street lights after the construction is completed. Who will pay for the extra electric usage? 

2nd, have you ever driven through the city of Pulaski? The streets are falling apart. Cracks and pot holes are on 90% of the streets. They probably spend more money on painting yellow lines on every street and yellow painted curbs on every corner of the city streets. They even paint yellow curbs in the catholic cemetery. You don't believe me, go look for yourself. Fix the intersection for a half a million and take the rest to fix the city streets. 

3rd, even though they will wait till after Polka Days, I think the president of Marquis Yachts threw up his hands and will deal with shipping his yachts for the time being until he decides to pull out of Pulaski when he can find a better location for building and shipping his products. The hell with the top business in their town. 

I do not like roundabouts, we are not Europe, we are the United States of America. I thought last November the residents had some common sense when they turned down the expensive new town hall. I guess I was wrong! 

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