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One of the projects in the proposed Transportation Trust Fund 3 measure going before Cape Girardeau voters in August would create a street on the city's west side that could serve two purposes, both beneficial to the city.
Armstrong Drive would start on the south at Siemers Drive, cross Bloomfield Road and end on the north at Route K about a quarter-mile west of Wal-Mart. As a commercial corridor it has the potential to mirror Siemers Drive, the highly developed link between Route K and Bloomfield Road.
With construction of the Dalhousie project consisting of homes and condominiums, a considerable amount of new traffic can be expected on Bloomfield Road in the coming years.
The $1.9 million Armstrong Drive project is one of nine in the $20 million TTF-3 package. If voters approve, a half-cent sales tax first approved in 1995 will be extended another five years.
Cape Girardeau has seen a tremendous improvement in its streets since 1995. Voters have supported this pay-as-you-go method as a sound way of financing a vital part of the city's infrastructure. In August, they will have an opportunity to do so again.