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Letter: Hovercrafts needed to navigate city’s roads

By: Letter to the Editor

 | Apr 24, 2014 - 2:43 PM |
I realize spring is the season of the pothole in Sudbury. This year, it seems as though many of these craters are deeper, wider and certainly more frequent. My front end (of the car, people) can attest to this. Sudbury mechanics must be doing a bang up business in suspension this year, that’s for sure.

What I’d really like to know is why one pothole is fixed when just two feet further down the road is another twice as big and deep that gets ignored? Is there a criteria requiring a certain depth, width and overall danger rating?

Do they have to be within a prescribed catchment area? Should motorists flag them? Spray paint flowers around them? Better yet, draw arrows?

I know infrastructure is costly to maintain. Part of the problem lies in the reported issues with the improper mix being used on roadways that is now crumbling and not living up to expectations.

I do not fault the individuals who are trying to keep up with road repair, although I would ask a warning sign be placed a little further back so people have a bit more opportunity to change lanes rather than have a “Holy S***” moment.

All in all, I am sure I will be poorer once I bring my car in for servicing this spring. I just hope it’s a one-time deal, this year. Perhaps my next vehicle should be a hovercraft?

Sue Horvath
Lively, Ont.

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