Shabby roads take toll on vehicles
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.