continued It would take two or three months just to prepare the site for construction. Lynch said all demolition and construction would be done during regular working hours and the contractor “will be advised of the sensitivity of the neighbors.”
Joe LaCivita, Colonie director of planning and economic development, said the project is “expected to generate 78 new trips during the p.m. peak hour.”
Some residents of the area came to the meeting to express their concerns, as well. Susan Bredice, a resident of Sand Creek Road, said while she is happy with the project itself, she is worried about the traffic.
“I have a hard time thinking there’s only going to be a slight increase in the traffic,” Bredice said.
Frank DeLong, of Kenlyn Drive, said the Texas Roadhouse restaurants are “beautiful stores.”
“There’s one in Syracuse, I’ve been in it. It’s a really nice thing to come to this area,” DeLong said.
Board member Kathleen Dalton thanked DeLong for voicing a positive reaction to the project, which she said is unusual for Planning Board meetings.