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Business owners hope to see traffic shift to Canyon Lake

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While Jackson Boulevard is under construction business owners hope drivers will take Canyon Lake Drive as an alternative route.

Many businesses on Canyon Lake took a hit with the yearlong construction project in that area that was completed last year.

Now that Jackson Boulevard is under construction business owners say they hope to re-gain some of that loss as drivers use Canyon Lake as an alternative route.

Public Works Director Terry Wolterstorff says there's a good possibility Canyon Lake Drive will see an increase in traffic flow.

But business owners say they haven't seen the shift yet.

"We're hoping that maybe Canyon Lake Drive will be one of the main thoroughfares to stay away from the construction zone. And that was the kind of what the city and everybody was thinking would happen, but we haven't noticed it as of yet," said Andy Schneider, owner of Canyon Lake Liquors.

"In yea we haven't seen the increase yet we're thinking as it gets more tore up closer to summer time and the end of next year we will see more people," said Rick Atkins, manager of the Dairy Queen on Canyon Lake Drive.

Wolterstorff says the city expected the shift in traffic flow that was one of the reasons they finished the project on Canyon Lake before beginning the work on Jackson Boulevard.

 

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