The following is a letter to the editor:
To the Editor:
As a forty-seven year resident of the Burlington community, a Town Meeting Member and owner of a Burlington based business, I write today to express my support for the Gutierrez Company’s proposal to rezone the Canyon site and to implement long overdue traffic improvements to the Middlesex Turnpike corridor.
My business (Static Clean International, Inc.) is located at 15 Adams Street in Burlington. I live roughly two and a half miles from my business and yet on a routine basis I have to travel more than seven miles and through two neighboring communities (Bedford and Lexington) to cut down the amount of time I spend driving to or from my office. This section of Middlesex Turnpike from the Wheeler Road signal to the Lexington Town line suffers from consistent back-ups and capacity limitations. These back-ups and delays along this stretch of Middlesex Turnpike are not due to traffic delays along Route 128 (as they occur quite frequently when traffic is flowing fine on Route 128), but are due to a poor design and inadequate capacity.
I have had an opportunity to review the traffic improvement program put forth by the developer, and based on my everyday “real life” experience on this roadway, believe that these improvements will have a meaningful and positive impact for the Burlington residents that use this stretch of roadway. The people who live, work and shop in Burlington deserve a Middlesex Turnpike that works for them, not against them.
I plan to support Gutierrez’s request for rezoning at Town Meeting and I hope my fellow Town Meeting members will do the same. It’s in the best interest of the people of Burlington.
Precinct Three Town Meeting Member
Owner, Static Clean International, Inc.
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