Office of the County Mayor
To whom it may concern:
We just want to comment on how really lamentable it is that our streets are in such poor condition that residents (not at our beckoning) are now putting out signs pointing out places where pavements are regularly coming apart in strips– this instance on our main street, Colonial Drive (SW 160th Street). We recently received notice that MDC Public Works was about a month behind in fixing potholes. Never before in twenty years have we had to wait three weeks to get potholes fixed! Could this be that the poor people tasked with this responsibility can’t catch up with all the roads that really need resurfacing rather than endless patching?
The deteriorating road surface conditions are bad enough, but by no means the only problem we are having with infrastructure. The center striping and road edge markings on many of our main streets have not been replenished for years. This is a quite serious traffic hazard especially at night !
We made note of these conditions in several public meetings (CAC- South District) more than a year ago, and at his request we even provided Commissioner Moss with a detailed list of several nearby heavily travelled roadways with deteriorated striping problems. We feel certain that our Commissioner passed this information on to County Hall, but only in one or two instances has there been any noticeable improvement.
We’d also like to note that the County recently managed to find funds for a major infrastructure improvement through the incorporated Village of Pinecrest. While tying up vehicle traffic on Cutler Road for months, the already long existing bike path was widened to two lanes and even painted with directional arrows. Not that we have anything against bikers or Pinecrest (we love ‘em both), but don’t you think it’s about time our tax money was spent for the most critical needs?
Thank you for your kind attention,
Robert M. Holley, Jr.
Board of Directors,
Colonial / Fairway Estates Civic Association (CFECA), Inc.
Member, South District CAC (1992-2017)