Village Board Talking Main Street Reconstruction Tonight

Now that roundabouts are off the table, trustees will start to focus on other details and construction plans for Main Street.

The Village Board is scheduled to meet for the second time at 6 p.m. tonight to discuss the Main Street reconstruction project at the .

During , trustees struck down the controversial idea to construct three roundabouts on Main Street, a decision that like .

Over the last month Sussex officials reviewed all the data collected at on the project. It includes the attendee's comments and concerns regarding the reconstruction project, and with roundabouts officially off the table, other construction issues are being brought to the foreground.

Sussex Patch also has been hearing for readers about the project.

"(I) have concerns about the rerouting of Silver Spring and how that will negatively affect places like the center since there will then be no easy way to get to them," . "That whole curvey 'S' design just looks so ugly like a snake weaving through the area."

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Residents voted in a recent Patch Poll regarding Main Street construction, overwhelmingly agreeing that the village's top priority should now be creating a bridge over the railroad tracks. However, Village Administrator .

“Somewhere, many years in the future we could be talking about a potential overpass, but it’s just not likely at all,” Smith told Patch in May.

Tuesday's meeting will be about solving more specific problems with the functionality of the road. Between rerouting Silver Spring Drive to create a more traditional intersection with Main Street or simply diverting traffic off Main Street, Village Board members will have a lot to discuss.

This meeting is open to the public, and comments from residents will be heard after the board's discussion. 


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