After reading your opinion about Center Street, I began to wonder why there was never a similar response to a letter written to you several years ago about the commercial traffic using Forrester Road, the only road traveling north and south on the west side of the Valley.
At that time it was mentioned how our county planners along with Caltrans have failed to build and improve our roads to meet the future needs most of which came as a result of increased commerce around the border.
The Brawley bypass (a plan Caltrans has been promising for nearly 30 years) would take a majority of the truck traffic off of Center Street. But when? Excessive traffic will continue to pass through Westmorland on Highway 86 expansion. This puts school kids crossing twice daily in jeopardy and a proposed bridge won't work. However, maybe a lighted tunnel would.
By rejecting a bypass of Westmorland those few people just postponed the inevitable. Someday it will have to go around or they will remove businesses and homes to widen it instead.