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Construction mania

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The Northwest Herald and taxpayers should be challenging the rationale behind the widening of north Randall Road.

Taxpayers already have financed the improvements on south Randall Road, Route 47, the Algonquin bypass and Rakow Road widening. Now we are being manipulated into thinking more improvements are needed. Follow the money.

Route 176 is currently overdeveloped and underutilized with traffic flow. Route 31 construction traffic is temporarily diverted to Randall Road, causing this congestion. This is supposed to be temporary?

All these projects have been great at reducing unemployment at the expense of taxpayers, but there has to be an end. A great idea: stop the unneeded spending and taxes could go down.

Ron Hameetman

Fox River Grove

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