I am writing about the City of Greater Sudbury’s patchwork program and its need to do some serious work on streets and sights that are not on main thoroughfares.
The Nelson Street bridge is a virtual eyesore, as it looks as if it has never been painted since it was first erected. Maybe a nice brown-coloured paint job would camouflage the unsightly rust.
Van Horne Street, Howie Drive and Morris Street are in a major need of repairs — not patchwork, but a complete resurfacing.
The city did a major overhaul on a section of Anne Street off Howie Drive, where there is not more than 15 to 20 taxpayers.
What about those who live on these side streets and watch the main streets get paved, and usually within one or two months torn up and patched because they were not done right in the first place?
Where are our ward councillors? Do they not travel around their area of the city? We have watched the traffic increase in our area and will watch it increase again when the new All Nations is opened off St. Raphael Street.
The city fathers and mothers (politicians) have said we have a monetary surplus. I guess so. They move about with their eyes closed to multiple problems plaguing the problems outside of the main areas.
Wake up. Not all of our visitors only travel the main streets.