North shore writer tired of road delays

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In late spring or early summer, some contractor created a few extra ‘BUMPS’ on the North Shore obstacle course disguised as a highway (Route 70) and then left it.

letter to the editor

It’s now mid-August.

After the summer is over and all our visitors are gone home for another year, they’ll take that terrible image and their clanging car shocks with them. Come fall and the weather turns cold, as it surely will, they will try to camouflage the surface with a lick of half cold pavement with a standard so low that the aggregate will be separately identifiable.

That’s the kind of stuff that water gets into and frost does the rest.

In two to three years everything is back to where it started with those ugly potholes and chipped shoulders.

I expect that inspection and reasonable standards are likely to give way to political back scratching and the immediate need to pacify a very irritated public.

Given the year round industrial activity and production in Old Perlican and Bay de Verde, a quality road needs to be established and maintained to support the heavy trucking required.

To that end, I would like to see the powers that be re-examine their priorities and do the right thing by Route 70 and the people of the North Shore.

— George Penney writes from Blackhead.

Geographic location: North Shore, Old Perlican, Bay de Verde

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