Route 70 not fit in CBN
This problem did not just happen overnight. It has been there for a couple of years and nobody seems to want to fix it.
I have noticed motorists veering across the centre line and into the opposite lane to avoid the mess and then turning sharply back into the proper lane. I’ve done it myself.
It is hard to describe this in a written letter to the editor like this. I implore those in authority to go to the site and take a serious look at the terrible shape the pavement is in. How about our budding politicians having a look?.
Pavement? Did I say pavement? The words gravel pit would be more appropriate. It is a bloody disgrace.
Drive with caution through South River. The life you save may very well be your own or mine!
For the hundreds of motorists like me who drive the Conception Bay North road (I refuse to call it a highway) running from the end of the Roaches Line down the hill through South River and then to Clarke’s Beach, we are all driving over a ticking time bomb.
The road is the talk of the community and beyond. It is absolutely abominable and those responsible for it should be held accountable for what will be I predict very serious accidents and God forbid loss of life.
This problem did not just happen overnight. It has been there for a couple of years and nobody seems to want to fix it. From what I hear via the grapevine the South River council says it is not their responsi- bility, it is the responsibility of the provincial department of highways.
There are trenches (I can’t say deep ruts, gouges or even deep potholes). They are literally trenches dug into the pavement. It is absolutely impossible to drive safely over this part of the road without fearing loss of control or serious damage to the front end of your vehicle and even more serious blown tires. One side in particular has a deep embankment.