Letters: Bridge repairs a ‘continued atrocity’
Bridge repairs a ‘continued atrocity’
The Second Creek Bridge on Woodleaf Road had been closed for over six weeks, but now has been open since last Friday, June 6. With the gas prices today, those extra 50 miles expense would be approximately $80 a month.
Also, although N.C. 801 has been designated for detouring large trucks, Godbey Road had been designated as the detour route. Every summer when Second Creek Bridge is closed for repairs, these tandem garbage trucks, gravel trucks, and tractor trailers cut through on Godbey Road as a shortcut.
An additional concern is a small bridge on Godbey Road. I doubt seriously that the gross maximum weight limit on this bridge meets state requirements for these large trucks. Believe me, there is no room on Godbey for a large truck meeting an automobile. It’s just an accident waiting to happen.
Godbey Road has taken a beating from these large trucks and excessive traffic for a number of years. After numerous complaints and requests, the DOT showed up last summer with asphalt trucks. They dabbled and made puddles of asphalt and left with no return, not even finishing what they started, and Godbey Road was worse as a result.
An engineer in Rowan who contacted me revealed that the work was the best they could do under their budget, that they had no immediate plans to repair Godbey Road unless the budget allowed it and said that the present condition of Godbey Road was better now than before.
The bridge is open now, but I hold the state of North Carolina, the Department of Transportation and the county fathers responsible for this continued atrocity forced on your western Rowan constituents year after year. You’ll reap what you sow at election time.
ó Ray Cope
Know your drinks
Regarding the June 11 article on area residents opting for liquor by the bottle:
Pardon my lack of experience and knowledge in reference to alcoholic beverages, but when did vodka replace tequila as the main ingredient in a margarita? I’ve always considered any margarita contained tequila as the main alcohol ingredient. Have standards changed in mixed drinks or did the Post slip up and mix the wrong drink?
ó Charles Isenhour