Streets project frustrates area business owners

Full story: Las Cruces Sun-News

Equipment operator Ivan Varela, of Los Lunas, N.M., digs a hole Thursday at Foster Avenue as traffic is reduced to one lane on El Paseo Road to install fiber optics.
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With all this new infrastructure going in, why is Qwest not also installing new fiber optic lines?

Now for the even bigger question, with all the snarled traffic, reduced business owner income, and rattled citizens, will it all be repeated again when Qwest does decide to put in new fiber optic lines?
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the city should fix these road's, at 12 midnight to 8. it cooler at night. less traffic. get more work done too.
without business, no property tax.
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Since the first dude in a loin cloth stopped a donkey cart to let a couple of slaves move a rock to widen the donkey path folks have whined about road construction. It's part of living. Wonder what some cat in Zimbabwe or Mongolia would say if a road crew kept him from riding his (what do they ride?) while a new road was being put through.
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No se Homies tan triste que sobrevivirá a la normal de la ciudad de Las Cruces basura
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Where is Qwest wrote:
With all this new infrastructure going in, why is Qwest not also installing new fiber optic lines?
Now for the even bigger question, with all the snarled traffic, reduced business owner income, and rattled citizens, will it all be repeated again when Qwest does decide to put in new fiber optic lines?
It clearly states in the story that Qwest "is installing fiber optics"
Who knew

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Doesn't Las Cruces have any road construction companies? Every one of the companies listed are from Albuquerque. Possibly a local company would be a bit more concerned about local business and keep access to these businesses.
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Who knew wrote:
Doesn't Las Cruces have any road construction companies? Every one of the companies listed are from Albuquerque. Possibly a local company would be a bit more concerned about local business and keep access to these businesses.
It is all a scam. Bidding means nothing when it comes to govt. Whichever company is willing to run the scam (bid high, get job anyway, and split the difference with the politician). One big part of the scam, is the company will over order material big time, and return it after the job, for free money (it was already paid for) the get the money back for the materials and split it with the one who took the bid. I see it all of the time. This is going on right now all over the state. UNM student housing being built in Albuquerque, huge scam on tax payers. Lots of extra fixtures. How do You over order fixtures if You are looking at a set of blue prints? I am not talking 1 or 2 extra I am talking hundreds. I will not reveal how I know, but I see it all of the time. I mean all of the time.
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Get a clue wrote:
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It clearly states in the story that Qwest "is installing fiber optics"
It does today, but it didn't last night, must be an addition or a mistake which was added or fixed, because I both read the article and scanned it for Qwest last night and did not find it. Which one is it Sun-News?
tired of the nonsense

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Politicians never seem to consider the unintended consequences. What might look good on paper is often a disaster i.e. the stimulii, obamacare, bailouts etc...

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The only thing that surprises me about this story is the length of time it took for it to make the paper. Honestly, what business owner is NOT going to complain as soon as the orange barrels come out? The guy with the muffler shop does have a legitimate complaint; if cars can't get into his business, he can't very well work on them, can he? He should take his case up with the job foreman.

All the others should be thankful that there are dozens of consumers who are employed. Employed consumers lead to potential customers having actual money to spend. Who knows? Maybe one of those street workers or two will need a haircut during their lunch break.
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tired of the nonsense wrote:
Politicians never seem to consider the unintended consequences. What might look good on paper is often a disaster i.e. the stimulii, obamacare, bailouts etc...
So are they just supposed to let roads deteriorate or what?
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The City of Las Cruces would screw up a wet dream!!
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A few years ago one could access Wendy's via Arby's or Grandy's and then they put up barriers to keep people from doing that. If that were still possible Wendy's could be accessed from Foster St. The Wendy's people should think before they act.
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You can still get in and out of Wendys by turning off of Idaho and going through the dirt lot between Arbys and the weird little strip mall/church/bingo/whatever it is this week place.
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John, thanks for the sensible response to this.
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would sure hope that they install a center turn lane on this North Valley "project" so many of these "reconstructions" are regressive, as they
dont take increased traffic loads into account.
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Streets project frustrate wrote:
the city should fix these road's, at 12 midnight to 8. it cooler at night. less traffic. get more work done too.
without business, no property tax.
Thanks for that tip, Barney.

And learn to spell, maybe take a basic remedial writing class while you are still incarcerated.

Maybe you can learn to compose a sentence instead of that ghetto text flan you love.
Honest Chopo

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Jun 4, 2011
 
This town, "CITY" is run by ID***S has been and will always be, wish our voting helped out more than we see!!

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