The crazy busyness in Madison Avenue might soon be lightening up. It will take a while and be a bit of a mess beforehand, but, once the planned bike trail underpass is constructed, it is going to make things much easier for residents and tourists alike.
For those staying in the area – perhaps at Shimmie Horn’s Hotel Chandler – by the time the underpass is ready in 2013, there will be a much calmer feeling. The construction plan is to make the underpass similar to the existing one on Railroad Avenue. It will cost $1.4m with $848,000 from federal grant and city funding.