Tips from Tip
More Roundabouts Coming
Last issue, we wrote about the new roundabout located at Cove Lane, exiting I-210 from both directions and connecting the casino area. There are plans for several more roundabouts on the Ham Reid corridor, all the way to Lake Street with new construction from Elliot Road to Big Lake Road. They are the wave of the future and reduce accidents. The ones that do occur are side impact with less severe damage and injuries. They are more efficient as less time is wasted waiting for a light to change or traffic to clear (a bonus for fuel mileage as less time idling and not moving).
For those of us that are not familiar with the flow of a roundabout, there is video available to show how they are designed to work. Just Google “How to use a roundabout” and watch for yourself. For those uninitiated, pick an off hour to try one out, a time when there is less traffic and you can spend a little time learning and experiencing the flow and go.
Beach and Boat Launch Still in Limbo
In conjunction with the construction of the I-210 interchange at Cove Lane, the adjacent beach and boat launch facilities are still not available, as we had mentioned in our column last April. A slatted fence currently keeps the entire beach area off limits and the “Temporarily Closed” signs are still at the boat launch. Many of us are anxiously awaiting access to our old standbys.
Apparently, the Department of Transportation and Development has not released the area from its hold, as the proposed I-210 bridgework may need utilization of the launch area. The DOTD has indicated that it will not need the area, but so far, there is no formal statement of release. Boaters and anglers have not been happy for a long time, and now the situation is in limbo for the spring. The parish has some work to do to make the boat launch usable, and there are still questions about ever having the beach available
Lock Your Car!
Our area has been beset by a series of car burglaries lately. There have been some perpetrators arrested, but there are still evildoers out there. Locking your vehicles and removing the keys is a big step in preventing an incident. Yes, they still can bust out a window but that can be noisy, which is something they don’t want. If you make a habit of locking your vehicle every time you leave it, there is a good chance you won’t forget to lock it anytime or anywhere. Whether it is in your driveway or on the street, a locked car is less likely to be victimized than one that is unlocked. Leaving the keys in the vehicle is a temptation to a car thief and none of us want that unpleasant interference in our lives.
We want to wish all our readers a Happy Thanksgiving and hope you and your family have a wonderful get-together. We shall make a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner the theme for the shopping survey this issue. This survey was taken on Sunday, November 15 at the following locations: Albertsons-Country Club Road, Market Basket-Ryan Street, Kroger-12th Street and Walmart-Nelson Road. The prices listed here are those posted on the shelf where the product was placed for sale.
Iceberg lettuce, per head: Albertsons $1.59, Market Basket $1.69, Kroger $1.18, Walmart $.98.
Turkey, frozen, store brand, per pound: Albertsons $1.69, Market Basket $.59, Kroger $.59, Walmart $.73.
Stove Top Stuffing Mix for turkey, 6-ounce box: Albertsons $1.99, Market Basket $1.69, Kroger $1.49, Walmart $1.25.
Ocean Spray Cranberry Jellied Sauce, 14-ounce can: Albertsons $1.50 (2/$3), Market Basket $1.79, Kroger $1.79, Walmart $1.38.
Broccoli crowns, per pound: Albertsons $1.99, Market Basket $1.99, Kroger $1.49, Walmart $1.34.