It seems that drivers are figuring out how to maneuver up and down Staples St., despite the construction along that busy roadway.
The work is going so well that 3News couldn't find anyone who had a problem with the slowdown, because they said the City has done a great job of keeping entrances open and traffic moving.
Construction is now taking place between Holly and Saratoga. The City had been working between Holly and Williams and has now switched to the area of Staples between Holly and Saratoga.
Fire Station 14, Fox Nursery and Wienerschnitzel are just a few of the businesses you can find along this stretch of the street. This entire bond 2008 project won't be finished until next fall. That's a long time for people to put up with traffic headaches, but surprisingly the people Kiii-3News spoke with Monday said the $12.4 million project is not causing them a whole lot of problems.
"I know there's this construction going on here on Staples, but it hasn't affected me to come get products because all the openings are still open to get into the shopping center here," customer David Sandoval said.
Jason Gonzalez, who runs ATP Supplements, is pleasantly surprised about how the City has been able to make sure drivers are able to navigate through the construction. He said his business dropped for about a week after construction started in front of his business, but since that time, his customers are back.
"At first there was a little inconvenience, and our business was slightly impacted," said Jason Gonzalez, who runs ATP Supplements. "But once they started to realize they could come through Holly, either through Airline or Holly, our business started picking up."
Now there are between 30-35 thousand drivers who make their way up and down Staples each day. Of course, not every driver and business owner is going to be happy, but the City said they have only received a handful of complaints since construction on the street started three months ago.
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