BUSINESSES ON CENTRAL AVENUE OPPOSE RAISED MEDIAN STRIP
MCKINLEYVILLE, CA- McKinleyville officials say ‘NO’ to building a median strip down Central Avenue. The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee met last night to discuss the county's proposal to build a raised median, down Central Avenue between School and Hiller roads. Committee members say it was a packed house, full of community members who oppose the idea. But most the opposition came from the business on Central Avenue.
They say the median would limit access to their establishments, making it difficult for drivers to enter and leave their parking lots.
The Chair for the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee Ben Shepherd said, "In the current design the committee opposed it. But there are potential redesigns. I think it will be extremely difficult do design a central median that would allow the kind of access that the community wants. But that gives the opportunity to design that."
Committee members said they would now be working with public works to find a design that the community can agree upon.