Kemp Construction Aggravating Businesses & Drivers
Traffic on certain areas of Kemp is causing a lot of headaches. From delays to closures construction for the storm sewer and water main has been aggravating business owners and drivers.
There's a lot of color along Kemp and it's bright orange and white, and frankly, no one wants to see if anymore.
"I hate it it's terrible," said Morgan Frazier, CASHMAX Employee.
"It's a hassle it's very inconvenient," said Jennifer Sturtevant with Spa Vida Dulce
The construction along Kemp between Maplewood and Piedmont began in August and now about midway through it's bugging people and businesses.
"I think it's a huge inconvenience for the customer," said Judy Sorge, Spa Vida Dulce customer.
""Like no traffic flow, "said Frazier. "We might get one or two people a day, it's been real slow for us."
"People usually come in later than they usually are or it puts the people that are normally early right on time," said Sturtevant.
Jennifer Sturtevant says that ends up pushing their day back. And customers who arrive looking for a relaxing, rejuvenating experience at the spa walk out their doors only to find traffic.
"As far as our clients they really have a lot to say about because it's a hassle for them to try to get in."
"Anywhere you go you need to allow for 15 to 20 minutes more in order to be on time because you just don't know what will be open and closed," said Sorge.
There are plenty of delays with slower traffic and two closed lanes and it can make for a worthwhile trip to work.
"I have to go all the way up to Hampstead luckily I have a small car so I can make that U-turn."
"I'm glad they're fixing the road so it doesn't flood but I'm ready for it to get back to normal," said Frazier.
It's a traffic headache that won't be alleviated for at least six more weeks. Starting next week things will change. The construction company says both sides of Kemp will be affected. They're going to open the two middle lanes but the right lane of each side will be closed. It is slated for completion on November 24.