Two million dollars just for the design? (I'll do it for half that!) As much as it would be nice to do something with Rt. 9, to bond (borrow) $2m bucks at this time of economic tumult does not seem reasonable or responsible.
How much is it going to cost to do the entire project? That money will have to be bonded (borrowed), too. How much for how many years and what will the total cost be, including interest paid on the bonds? There are always cost over-runs, a-la Mattabassett sewer project, to consider, also.
Be sure to attend the meeting on the 26th and put in your two cents worth. We've lived with it for this long; I think we can live with it for a while longer. Editor