Time lapse videos showing what has occurred from September 2013 until September 2014
As we all grit our teeth over the upcoming six to eight week intersection closure beginning September 24th at Rollins Road and Route 83, let’s take a look back and see how it has all come together using the two cameras that the County had installed a year ago. As I reported previously, one is installed near the Mallard Creek sign on Rollins Road and faces east. It shows the work being performed on the west side of the railroad tracks including the Rollins Road bypass being constructed in front of Gateway Park which is across the street from McDonald’s and the Mallard Creek Shopping Center.
The other camera is high on a single pole in front of PepBoys on Route 83 next to Hobby Lobby. It faces south and records the activity taking place on the east side of the railroad tracks. As you will see in the following two time-lapse videos, there was a very abnormal winter that the construction crews had to contend with. Yet, with the bypass, commuters still had the same number of lanes available, the same number of traffic lights to contend with, and the same railroad track and numerous trains. We have to be thankful for the great planning and effort that everyone involved put forth to create the least amount of inconvenience as possible.
The upcoming detours cannot be avoided, though, due to the need to remove the bypass in order to complete the south leg of the Route 83 roadway. This was all detailed in the September 11th posting HERE
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