The condition of Cline Avenue is an outrage and a slap in the face to the men and women who work in our local steel mills.
This isn't just about the recent record cold weather that damaged a lot of our roads. Cline Avenue is, and has always been, a junkyard.
Ever since it was made a divided highway, it has been strewn with garbage, poorly marked, unlit and minimally maintained. Police are conspicuously absent during the workweek when protection is needed the most. The storm drains are constantly plugged up.
The reason for this condition is because Cline Avenue is a "blue collar highway" and its condition speaks volumes about how the state, county and local governments feel about the common man.
— Frederick Baum, Dyer