Sticky road surface is waste of taxpayers' money

2013-09-18T00:00:00Z Sticky road surface is waste of taxpayers' money
September 18, 2013 12:00 am

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

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