Widening of 91st and Mingo almost done

Tuesday, July 22nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

That big headache that’s settled over 91st and Mingo these past 9 months is almost cured.

News on 6 reporter Patrina Adger visited the site and got an update. This intersection remained open throughout the nine-month process. A part of Mingo Road was widened from two lanes to four.

The $4.8-million project also includes newly paved sidewalks for pedestrians as well as two new bridges over Little Haikey Creek. Last year, the old bridge was reported as the worst in the state. Clarence Baker says the changes are a welcome sight. He's lived near the intersection for eight years.

He says while the process was a bit noisy, he's pleased with the changes. "It was very congested all the development-in fact it's faster now." All that's left to do is the striping on the new roads. And the bright orange cones that have lined the streets of Mingo for nine months will soon be a memory.

The project will be finished a week from Tuesday. And on August 3rd, members of Forest Park Christian Church at 91st and Mingo will gather near the intersection to bless it.

Baker thinks that appropriate since there have already been three accidents in the past couple weeks.