By John Dykstra, Daily Journal; March 14, 2019
A pair of cement barriers block off the roadway. The first is marked by a vibrant orange traffic cone and a yellow piece of caution tape that spreads to a nearby tree. Overgrown trees overshadow the other one, which is partially concealed by tall grasses.
Tucked behind them is a set of railroad tracks, running north and south. An American flag waves on the other side of the tracks, surrounded by a construction crane and the skeletons of upcoming buildings.