Easier and cheaper fix for speed bumps

The town has announced that the mountainous speed bumps or raised intersections on Lakeshore Drive will finally be fixed.

Dear Editor,

The town has announced that the mountainous speed bumps or raised intersections on Lakeshore Drive will finally be fixed.

In light of this wonderful news I am making a rather controversial statement. Leave the raised intersections alone. Instead of laboriously and expensively cutting away the solid concrete they are made of, simply apply another layer of asphalt to the road surfaces on either side of them. This much easier and cheaper fix could be done early this spring and it is faster too.

When the raised intersections were built a foundation more solid than that of the connecting roadways was laid under them. As a result of this the roads are already sinking while the intersections remain immovable.

This will only make them more mountainous over time. An ongoing fix for this would be to apply more asphalt to the roadway surfaces as needed in the future. If the problem persists the curb heights could be raised as well.

With the time and money saved to fix the speed bumps in this way, a backhoe could be sent to clean out the creek that drains the lake. Left undone before the snow starts melting and the spring rains begin, Lakeshore Drive may soon be under water just like the beach. If anyone complains that this simple fix is too intrusive to the environment, ask them who dumped huge piles of dirt fill on either side of the creek just before it goes under Highway 20 by Jarvis Bay. Drive by and have a look.

Craig Little,

Sylvan Lake