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LETTER: Action needed on road to Argentia

Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor

The Route 100 Road Improvement Committee is now assessing the effectiveness of the provincial government’s summer maintenance program.

Although we were promised by our member in June “that the road maintenance would be completed and pot holes filled during the Summer Maintenance Program,” that has not transpired. For us, the program was just a pig in a poke. Numerous issues were brought forward and the general response was the issues would be addressed as resources and priority allow.

Without a doubt, the Argentia Access Road is the most densely travelled in the district. Also, the corridor transports the largest variety of goods and transports the heaviest loads.

Yet, we don’t rank high on government’s fictitious priority list.

We are not a priority, although it is often unsafe to walk, causes anxiety when it rains heavily and prevents residents from sleeping with the noise from jake brakes or trailers pounding the raveling pavement.

We are not a priority, although the projected increase in traffic volumes will continue to race through an unmarked lower grade school zone.

We are not a priority, yet will allow thousands of tourists to get an unfavourable first impression of our beautiful province.

We are not a priority I guess, since residents are only living along a seven-to-nine kilometre neglected bottlenecked zone.

Ray Murphy is acting chair for the Route 100 Road Improvement Committee

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