We in Lowell finally, after two years, had a small stretch of road on Mount Street blacktopped. When I went into town, a perfectly smooth blacktop was on the road. I thought, ''Good job, guys."
All we needed now was a yellow line painted down the middle. Wrong! As I turned on Mount to go north, they had spread liquid tar on the smooth blacktop and applied crushed rock on top of it, leaving a sloppy mess and rocks flying against my car. This, I was told, is the finished product.
Great thinking. Now our tires will get shredded every time we use it, and how are they going to paint a visible line on a sticky, coarse surface.
The result is a waste of taxpayers' money. This is not blacktop.
- Mike Dancula, Lowell