Shabby roads take toll on ve­hi­cles

Cape Breton Post - - Editorial - Charles LeForte Glace Bay

Any­one who drives cars in Cape Bre­ton knows very well that we must find money for re­pairs due to the de­plorable state of our roads.

Many years ago road build­ing tech­niques in­cluded the use of coal ashes that came from our coalmines. Yes, these roads were suit­able for the horse and wag­ons that trans­ported the goods of the day.

Over time many things have changed such as heavy trucks and ma­chin­ery that are hav­ing trou­ble with the very poor con­di­tion of these roads.

We do get a cos­metic re­pair job but it only lasts for a short sea­son with no base. We also re­al­ize that a large sum of money will be re­quired to re­con­struct these out-dated roads and we can only as­sume that our make-work sea­son will pre­vail for many years to come.

Our only hope for the fu­ture is that plan­ning will be im­ple­mented for fu­ture road re­pairs and new con­struc­tion, and hope that our cars will last a lit­tle longer.

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