Citizens could do a lot better with cart bridge

Tue, 01/13/2009 - 4:20pm
By: Letters to the ...

The expression, “Making a mountain out of a mole hill,” should fit well in the innards of the golf cart bridge red tape.

Perhaps we should all get estimates from construction contractors as to what it would cost to construct the three cart paths to the bridge and tunnels.

The fourth connection, next to Best Buy, has been in place, longer than the name “Obama” has been familiar to us all.

People do drive through the west side tunnel from Huddleston Road to get to Best Buy, Walmart, Home Depot, etc. The path is already in place, next to the landscaping complex, the path having been made by cart drivers who have gotten stopped, and ticketed, I assume, by PTC Police, when they have driven across Ga. Highway 54 at Huddleston/54 crossing.

For this path, all they need do is to get the landscaping company to move those large boulders over a few feet, so that the curb can be cut for paving of the cart path.

And the bridge connection to the Huddleston/54 intersection is just a few feet on level ground.

The east side tunnel beneath Hwy. 54 has also been in place even before we became familiar with current political names.

There appears to be a simple, short, connection distance to connect this path from the tunnel to the Ethan Allen parking lot. (Throughout PTC, cart paths connect into business establishment parking lots.)

All that would be needed for this second path is to connect from Ethan Allen parking lot to the bridge.

The remaining path is the east side tunnel connection to the Books-a-Million parking lot. This would appear to be the most expensive path to construct, but a large drainage pipe, some land fill, and a cart path over the pipe should work well, with the path ending in Books-A-Million parking lot.

I would invite any interested construction companies to send estimates to the PTC City Council, concerning these three bridge/tunnel connections. (If you do, please send a letter to The Citizen editor, so we can all be advised as to the total estimated cost.)

Hugh Buchanan

Peachtree City, Ga.

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