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Sign of the times

Greg Lee and I spotted this change in the 4 Corners area during our walk along the waterfront Tuesday. It appears that Mullan Road has disappeared -- literally -- to be replaced by a street that will be called Fort Grounds Drive. The new name is hanging from a traffic lights standard at Government Way & Northwest Boulevard. Construction crews have already removed the old road as well as concrete and other obstacles east of Memorial Field in preparation for an overhaul that will include the new carousel. We also noticed that an orange plastic fence cuts into the north side of City Park, presumably to be incorporated into the redesign. Which means a number of ponderosa pine in the park will be leveled as part of the project. I suspect we're going to see an impressive upgrade.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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