Folsom Dam Road Closure Open to Public Comment
The future of Folsom Dam Road is the subject of a public comment meeting Wednesday. The federal government wants to keep it closed for security reasons but many Folsom residents want it reopened to help ease traffic gridlock.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005
The federal Bureau of Reclamation closed the dam road after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Spokesman Jeff McCracken says they’ll be presenting several options for public comment at tonight’s meeting. One of them, which is our preferred alternative, is to permanently close the road, two others would open the road for partial access in the morning and late afternoon for commuters and the third would take it back to pre-closure time, in other words it would be open full-time. Many Folsom residents, like Richard Frankhuizen (FRANK-YOU-zen), favor opening the road during rush hours. That would be actually an awesome alternative. We’ve gotten used to that infrastructure, to say we want to close off that infrastructure without creating alternative infrastructure is not really a responsible alternative. Tonight’s meeting will be at the Folsom Community Center from 5 to 8 P-M. The bureau is expected to come up with a final decision on the road this spring. Steve Milne - KXJZ news.