Letter to the Editor

Keep road needs before the public

Monday, April 11, 2005

To the editor:

I appreciate your recent article and editorial about our dangerous rural roads. Isn't it sad that because of budget constraints and apathy we don't improve the most dangerous stretches until enough accidents have occurred or enough lives been lost? Any reasonable person can see where the improvements need to be made before these things happen. When I drive Highway 34 and Route OO to visit a daughter and family, I fear I might be one of those statistics. For many miles the road is narrow, has no shoulder and is built up several feet high. I feel that I am an inept gymnast on a balance beam and likely to fall off at any time. Please keep this problem before the public.

FRANCES BROCKET, Cape Girardeau