Washington County's poor planning
To the editor:
The government of Washington County is intent upon building a major roadway through the Partridge Trail/Greenhill Drive area to bypass the northern end of Robinwood Drive where it connects with Jefferson Boulevard.
This roadway will pass within 50 feet of the Covenant Presbyterian Church in its secluded location on Greenhill. During a widely publicized contest between the affected community and the county in 1998, this same roadway was solidly opposed by the church leaders and membership. Something has changed the view of the church since them, or has it?
While trying to secure rights to transfer some church property, it was discovered that the county had reneged on its decision in 1998 to abort its efforts regarding the proposed roadway called Alternate-B. In the same manner as it had previously done, the county withheld from the public its intent to continue planning the road, and the truth had to be uncovered by chance. They intend to construct this ill-advised rerouting through woodland and residential yards to abruptly end at Jefferson Boulevard.