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State should take back, pave county roadway


Kudos to the state for the paving job which they oversaw on Route 12E from Brownville to Limerick. Those of us on forgotten CR 190 are envious of the nice smooth road that our neighbors to the west have while we have to endure a neglected CR 190, which is crumbling.

As a bicyclist, I can attest to the sorry state of the shoulders in particular. At least the part of CR 190 that I ride on has shoulders. Some parts to the east of my location have no shoulders due to severe deterioration.

What is saddest to those of us who have lived here for the past 60 years is that in the old days, CR 190 was part of 12E. I can remember the good old days when my later neighbor, Oscar Brownell, a state DOT road foreman, would be seen on a daily basis checking the road and keeping it clean and in good order.

Now dead animals lay in the road until they are no more. And when we do see a county truck, it is usually headed to a more important venue somewhere other than CR 190. It won’t be long before the snow and ice are upon us.

We skate down to the Brownville bridge on CR 190, only to find bare roads when we get to the lights. We curse the day the state transferred the section from the city limits to the Brownville bridge to the county.

I implore the state to take us back and pave and plow our road as we have been forgotten by the county.

Richard Parker

Glen Park

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