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Roads to ruin

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

In the last few years we have spent tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars repaving the Belt Parkway. This winter has caused enormous damage to the parkway. In some places this is the first winter after repaving.

This seems like a disgrace to me. Germany has more severe winters then we do and no speed limit on the autobahn, but it does not suffer the damage that our roads do.

Why? Is the quality of our work so inferior? Are the materials we use so inferior? Is the strata of soil beneath the parkway, and all the roads, so weak that it cannot support them, or is there another reason for such quick and massive deterioration?

Robert Edwards
Howard Beach

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