Timing for road closures causes delays for students, staff

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The Mirror reporter

Road construction in Stevens Point and Plover is not only affecting residents but also students. Many students take these roads to school and to work during the week.

There has been a lot of construction in the Point and Plover areas over the last couple of years. Some of the major ones are Sixth Street in Point and Business 51 in Plover. These have caused a lot of commotion and stress for students who takes these routes to school.

“I wish they would just start the construction earlier, because it is a huge inconvenience when I have to find a different way to school every day until it’s done,” Legend Kieliszewski said.

The construction is great for the community but when it starts should be thought out. Sixth Street finally reopened where it meets Second Street, but this could have been avoided if they would have started the project before school started instead of during the first couple weeks.

The biggest problem is funding for the projects. Millions of dollars have been spent to restore the roads where needed

Although it would be nice to start earlier, if you don’t have the money to start a project, then you shouldn’t.

“The road construction affects everyone in Point and it causes a burden for not just me, but everyone who has to drive in the morning,” Austin Stankowski said.

This isn’t the first time Point has had to deal with this though. The same thing happened a few years ago with the construction on Bukolt Avenue The current projects aren’t going to take as long but they still affect everyday lives for the time being.streets-1-640x360