A milestone of sorts was reached recently as part of the ongoing (and steadily advancing) Cesar Chavez Boulevard streetscape improvement project. Actually, a milestone was removed. Which is also kind of a milestone unto itself. The milestone of the removal of a milestone, that is. Or something.
Anyway, Neighbor Lynn wrote to say that the very old, very ugly freeway onramp directional sign that spanned Cesar Chavez eastbound near Hampshire Street was unceremoniously removed late last week, under the cover of darkness:
We have lived on Hampshire Street for twenty-five years. At about 2 a.m. on Aug. 9, workers took out the eyesore sign that bridged Cesar Chavez. My wife, Margo, shot these photos with her iPhone. It shows guys on ladders cutting the steel posts with acetylene torches. In the background is the giant crane that soon would grab the sign and lower to it the pavement.
… and good riddance.
PHOTOS: Neighbors Lynn and Margo