Minneapolis Road Construction
Road construction is necessary to keep our city going. However, at times, there are so many projects going on that the city streets seem chaotic. Our current mayor could make things easier on everyone if she made an effort to coordinate construction projects. Instead, she chooses to ignore the problem, which has caused commute times to increase and businesses to lose money. As mayor, Tom Hoch will make sure there is a better balance between needed road construction and the “side effects” that come with it.
Lack of Communication
One reason why road construction is currently such a hassle is that the state, county and city are all working on different projects at the same time, but not communicating with each other. The city could do a better job of facilitating communication between the three entities to ensure that projects are more streamlined and that the public has a better understanding of when road closures will happen, when they need to plan alternate routes and when they can expect the project to be finished.
Tom Hoch's Road Construction Plan
Let's ensure that major construction projects don't coincide with big events.
Let's coordinate city construction projects on major routes.
Let's communicate proactively to make everyone in the city aware of projects before they start, and keep everyone up-to-date on projects as they progress.
Let's ensure our officials in charge convene with state and county leaders to balance projects and inform citizens of their progress.