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12 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Residents hear Old Landing improvements Continued from page 1 pleted about one and a half years ago on Sussex 273, also known as Country Club Road. To complete the work, DelDOT needs signatures from property owners tbr temporary easements so they would have a place to store dirt while the project is under way. Redden said properties would be regraded and reseeded after completion of the work. The dis- ruption would last about a month and the entire project would be complete in about two months. A few permanent easements are needed, he said, for placement of pipes in ditches. "In that case," he said, "people would actually end up with more usable land than they have now. We're not trying to force this down people's throats but we do believe it's a good project." Schroeder emphasized that there would be no taking of land for this project Redden said Old Landing Road would also be repaved in the process with some work done to improve drainage in areas that now flood in heavy rains. "You should have a good road when March 24 - March 30, 2000 we're done," said Redden. A number of people signed the necessary papers for easements that night. Schroeder said indi- vidual contacts will be made over the course of the next two months to finish the easement process. He said people can call 856-5200 to find out further specifics on how the project may affect their properties. A! Davis, president of the Arnell Creek Citizens' Association, drew strong applause when he urged Redden and Schroeder to push ahead with the project. "Talk to the six or seven people who could stop this project and let them know about the hundreds who would be helped by this. This is what we really want. Children and people on bicycles can't walk out there now. These people are really working with us and they deserve our support." AI Beasley was one of many who expressed concern about speeding on the road. "Widening this road will only allow people to go 60 miles per hour without slowing down. You need to make the entire road no passing. And really there's no need to widen the road. It doesn't go anywhere." Others said Old Landing's road problems stem back from when the sewer was installed. "It was fine until then. Now they go by my place and rattle my windows." Redden said problems resulting from the sewer work would be Dennis Fomey photo Shown reviewing plans for improvements to Old I Jnding Road are 0-r) Marion Rudek, Old Landing Road resident; David Dodd and Mike Griffith of DelDOs Sussex office; and Old Landing Road residents JoAnn and AI Beasley. resolved for the most part when the road is resurfaced. One woman who spoke noted that Old Landing Road is chang- ing rapidly because of many new developments. "It's not a country road anymore. There are more access points and more traffic all the time. The population has increased dramatically in the past 10 years. It would be a much safer road with the shoulders." I I imam Ill  Um i It I I -  Ell I COUPON ,d-l::O0 =.,,..--,"--'-,,' 00 m i q) sp00g 4= oo-, ',i00mlr SERVICE SPECIALS' I I '" RADIATORS. BRAKES. TIRES '- ="];IM" EXHAUST" TUNE-UP LUBE | I |* SHADY NOOK CAR CARE, 114 Shady Lane h GroBo Grand Sm 645-7770 I PAYMENTS FOR90 DAYS APR FOR 36 MONTHS DOWN PAYMENTS Low As /toO. As Low As Pictures for example purpose only. 2000 THESE ARE NOT LEASES!