After reading a letter in the Brattleboro Reformer last week written by Douglas Friant, entitled “Road Paving Seems To Be Political,” and then the letter in the Deerfield Valley News written by Bugs Boliver, entitled “Bobblehead Highway Sucks,” I decided to add my own two cents. Who knows, maybe that two cents can go towards fixing a pot-hole on Route 100.
I just cannot figure out the rhyme nor reason of repaving a perfectly good section of road along Route 9 from the Marlboro town line to Lind Lane in Searsburg when just east of the Marlboro town line up over Hogback-Skyline the road is absolutely disgusting! Then there’s the good old rumble strip: why would you need rumble strips to wreck the road even more? But that’s two cents for another day.
How about spending the money and time on Route 100 North? Traveling from the center of Wilmington North on Route 100 to Dover you’re lucky if you even have a car left when you arrive at your destination. Fred Flintstone had better roads and I’m told Route 100 won’t be taken care of until 2020! By then it will likely be a dirt road, but at least we could have someone swing by with a grader and smooth it out! Bugs, you may have passed me along the slalom course of Route 100 last week, but I imagine it would’ve been hard to recognize each other as our necks kept snapping back and forth. It’s certainly not safe to navigate through those craters and wait until the leaf peepers are out in full force. Yikes!
Please, someone tell me that the state of Vermont made a mistake and actually plans to address the sections of roads I mention that are in desperate need of repair, instead of wasting time and money on already perfectly good sections of road?