Cumberland Times-News

Editorials

January 29, 2013

It’s a scary situation for those who have to travel these routes

This is my response to the very well constructed letter from a Chaneysville, Pa., resident published in the Times-News on Dec. 19 (”Devote your energy to get support for a better bridge”).

Which could be best described as partial and prejudiced.

Yet forgotten or just not written was any mention of the multiple frightening road and bridge conditions located in Southampton Township (Chaneysville), Pa. That they had possibly used to get to their destination in Springfield, W.Va. via Allegany County, Md., in which was their complaint.

The word on the street —  excuse me road there, is currently and has been for the last three years, a study for a new two-lane bridge to be located on the Flintstone Creek Road (Southampton Township).

The for instance that is ridiculous about this situation is there isn’t any road to properly align this modern two-lane bridge too. Or is this the only one of a kind already suggested location in disarray within the community?

Neither is there intention of building any such road(s), even to connect, according to the two negligent lameducks of the three-party township supervisors whose obligation is to assure harm is unlikely to people and their property.

Narrow eroded gravel ways have been disregarded for at least the past 20 years. Without saying any major work having been done (widening, culverts, drainage ditches, shoulders, etc.) in, at the lowest estimate, the past 40 years.

So-called roads where some irresponsible reckless drivers consider the unposted speed limit to be 55 miles per hour and do it. Mere lack of police presence presides.

The ultimatum for them is to correct or out Much emphasis needs to be bestowed upon the Queen and her Lackey who always think negatively alike and vote together. Satisfying her well-off cronies relied upon for reelection.

Many times compromising public safety for PORK projects. Always opposing the Youngster left forbidden to act, who possesses a rational manner of governing. Working to combine with PENNDOT in putting an “agility program” together for improved less dangerous roads, unlike 1960, along with assistance from the Bureau of Municipal Services.

With you the people using all of your officials, whether elected or not, within the county, state and federal government In soliciting positive support for not only your byway safety, but also any issue of concern. This is a service citizens pay taxes for and use it. Being a voter or not.

Scary is for anyone who travels these particular routes and it is even sillier to continue with just sitting back without complaining. Come on folks, be confident, this lower case government in place is poorly affecting you and your families. After all they can’t hurt you any more than as is, nor can they eat you guaranteed!

If persons unfamiliar to the area running north into Pennsylvania from downtown Flintstone, Md. and/or in disbelief, try cruising these township roads (excluding the few Pennsylvania state maintained routes) for an extremely rude awakening or a potential deadly encounter.

Past or present resident of all three states,

Paul Runion

Clearville, Pa.

 

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