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Springville Journal letter to the editor: In opposition to roadwork

ON THE ROAD AGAIN ó Pictured is the roadwork that was being one on East Otto Road in West Valley. Photo submitted by Anna Schroeder.
Editor:
I am a recent West Valley Central School graduate. I am 18 years old.

Iím writing you in regards to recent construction on the road in which I reside. I reside on East Otto Road in West Valley, N.Y. I found the recent construction on my road unacceptable.

East Otto Road was closed for nearly two weeks and was not fixed properly. The county never put up a loose stone sign, even indicating that there was loose stone. If I had never taken this road before, I would never know that there was a patch that could potentially ruin my car.

The road was recently reopened, on Friday, June 14th. If the county planned to do more work, on the road, they should not have reopened it.

I feel that, if it were to rain at all, the patch would become a mud pit. With the large amount of semi trucks that pass along the road of concern, this could be a hazard. Even for a car, this patch could be dangerous.

Another concern is about the large dip that was put into the road, because of this construction. The concern is not only for this small patch, but the rest of this road, as well. This road has many large potholes, that are dangerous to the drivers of this road.

I have lived on this road for 17 years of my life and have not seen any change to this road, no matter how many complaints were made by the residents on this road. I donít feel that it would even be safe for the children who live on this road to ride their bicycles.

We all should be free, as residents, to take part in the simple recreations of life, without being faced with dangers.

All we ask is that the county take into consideration the safety of the recent work that was performed. That should have been the first thing that was considered.

Anna Schroeder
West Valley
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