From President Kennedy’s challenge to Neil Armstrong’s first small/giant step, it took the US just over 8 years to land a man on the moon.
The 2nd Avenue subway was first proposed in 1920. It opened a mere 97 years later.
Both those timelines seem like warp speed, compared to what’s going on at Kings Highway North.
For the few residents and many offices — particularly medical — on that short stretch between Main Street and Canal Street, life has seemed disrupted for eons.
The jackhammering, pipe clanging and truck beep-beeping is one thing.
The fact that it happens randomly — a few days of “work” here, long stretches of nothing except ripped-up road there, then another day of street closure — is infuriating too.
But just as maddening is that no one living and working on Kings Highway North — and patients of the many doctors — can get a straight answer about what’s going on.
And when (if ever) it will end.
Dr. Susan Finkelstein — a psychiatrist with an office at 164 Kings Highway North — wrote:
Again this morning the road is closed on both sides. No signage, and no response from Aquarion.
I called the Westport police this a.m. They say there is access, but if you aren’t brave enough to override sawhorses, it looks closed.
NO signage or workers to direct patients. I contacted Aquarion manager Mark McCaffrey –no response.
I just wanted to update you and your readers on how the local “upgrades” are doing exactly the opposite!
Dr. Finekelstein wrote that last week. I apologize for not posting it sooner.
Then again, I can probably wait until 2098. It will still be timely.