If you were among the crowd of people milling around the huge maps spread on tabletops at last Wednesday’s public hearing on the route of the U.S. Route 51 bypass around Vandalia, you probably came to the conclusion that most of us did: That there is no perfect alternative for a bypass.
There’s not even a good one.
The reason is that regardless which route you choose, someone’s property is being compromised. Someone’s quality of life is being diminished.
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