Road is fine, all the growth is not

Well, there was another wreck on that “killer” highway again. And no doubt there will be more in the future.

Don’t blame U.S. 2. The road is just fine: No potholes, the lines are all bright and shiny. The road is just fine.

Instead blame the County Council. They are the ones who continually OK unchecked housing developments east of Monroe, knowing full well that U.S. 2 can’t handle the increased traffic.

So developers (with the council’s blessings) make money while leaving the state to take the rap for all the accidents on U.S. 2. And the taxpayers are left looking at funding billions for what should really be a non-issue.

In fairness to the council, one must also blame how people drive on U.S. 2. I have been passed in the fog, on corners, on double yellow lines, and by people who are just in too big of a hurry. Most of these hurrying folk are driving SUVs and large pickups. I suppose the thought is: It’s better to kill than be killed.

U.S. 2 has been the way it is for decades. It only became a “killer” highway once the cancer of unchecked growth took over.

David MacFarlane


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