Canton construction well worth the wait
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 11:37 am

To the Editor:

I’m writing in response to the letter by Sean Hoyden. I live in the village of Canton and work just outside the village. I usually takes me about five minutes to drive from my home to my office. Since the much-needed construction began it can take me significantly longer. One night it took 40 minutes for me to get home.

However, I would say that replacing century-old water mains and electrical lines is anything but “minor.” In addition, reconstructing the intersection at Main Street and Jay Street will make the village safer, also not a minor change.

Once the construction is completed the traffic will return to normal despite Mr. Hoyden’s fear that without a wider Main Street the traffic will remain as it is now.

The traffic was fine before the construction and will be fine afterwards.  In the mean time, yes, it can be an infuriating inconvenience but I believe the workers and traffic controllers are doing the best they can.

I’m sure they know that drivers are short on patience, but they are out there every day working hard to get the job done as quickly as possible.

I lived in New York City for most of my life before moving to Canton, so I know what city traffic is like and sometimes I feel like I’m back in it.  

The difference is the traffic here will go back to normal. Hopefully Mr. Hoyden will return when the construction is complete and will appreciate the “minor” changes from which those of us who live here will benefit.

Jackie Schwartz, Canton