University Park Looks to Improve Miracle Mile

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  • Nearby resident

    Great!! We area homeowners not only have the Douglas Ave project to deal with but now this??!!

    I guess it’s good to get this project started sooner rather than later and just live through the continuous pain instead of taking a pause between projects. Lord knows Lovers needs a makeover.

    Don’t tell me you should be aware this could happen because you bought a home in the area…because I did know and still glad to live in the area. Just wish the city would finish Douglas south of Lovers. It’s like driving on a west Texas dirt road.

  • Douglas Ave. Project Nightmare

    @ Nearby resident:

    So true about Douglas Ave.. UP erects signs (‘Road Closed’) at entrance to Douglas from Lovers yet cars still enter. UP Police do nothing. Also, I’m tired of the mess and trucks at that entrance created by the utility construction. Hopefully, the Miracle Mile construction will be better managed. I’m sure they will enjoy the upcoming dust clouds.

  • @Douglas Ave. Project Nightmare – UP Police do nothing? Really? What are they supposed to do, post an officer 24/7 just to keep someone from getting their car dirty??? Why don’t you try calling and reporting this activity when it’s happening. People always want the baby without the childbirth. News flash – to repair roads and other city infrastructure, you have to make SOME dust!

  • HP75

    parkie nick- Don’t be dickish about it.

  • Douglas Ave. Project Nightmare

    @ parkie nick:

    You made incorrect assumptions about my comments. Fact: I alerted the police about the problem and they have done nothing about traffic entering Douglas from Lovers. As far as the dust is concerned, not once have they used a hose to control the dust. They flood the streets with water but they can’t seem to spray the air when there is a massive dust cloud rolling down Douglas.

    I forgot to mention that I’m also looking forward to the repaving of Douglas along HPHS because right now the patch job is so bumpy that I have to wear a mouth guard to protect my chattering teeth. That temporary surface is pathetic.

    BTW, I agree with HP75’s comment about you – you must be employed by UP otherwise you could empathize with my complaints.

  • @Douglas Ave. Project Nightmare @HP75 If I came off as “dickish” I do apologise. That was not my intention. I do not work for UP, I live here. I have gone through road construction. I have gone through utility work. I know its annoying, however you blame the city fir the rough road and complain. Then you complain while it’s being repaired. And seriously, if they are already spraying water fir the dust, what else can they do? For the enforcement of the road closed warning, again, should they really waste an officer just to sit there and try and keep people from getting their car dirty? It only hurts the ones driving through that area, it doesn’t hurt you. Im over in the north east side, and I don’t want my tax dollars spent just watching a closed road verses responding to some of the suspicious people and cars than come through my area. It just gets old reading and hearing all of these complaints where no one can win. It’s a waste of time.

  • ME

    The southbound lane at Douglas and Lovers was unblocked a few weeks ago. I took this to mean that it is open to neighborhood traffic. If you have kids at the high school, this was a great gift! If you are upset about cars entering and exiting there, it makes more sense to request they block it off again, not post an officer 24/7. I have lived right off Douglas for 22 years and I can’t remember any road construction being this disruptive. To me, it’s worse than when Lovers was closed for 2 years for construction!