Cumberland Times-News

January 10, 2013

When will city do something about fixing Virginia Avenue?

To the Editor:
Cumberland Times-News

— On the Times-News editorial, “Well worth it: Baltimore Avenue traffic will be one-way during project” (Dec. 6), I would like to comment, What about Virginia Avenue? You paved Oldtown Road. Good job. Where does it lead? To the college.

Where does Baltimore Avenue lead? To the college. The road past Martin’s Food Store to Emily Street leads to the college.

Am I missing something? The last seven or eight mayors have done nothing to Virginia Ave from Industrial Boulevard to Roberts Street. The people below the subway have paid taxes for 30 years and can’t get one “washboard street” paved.

You people need to go to City Hall meetings and let them know you want the “Avenue” fixed now. “Get-er-done.”

I am a resident of West Virginia, but I buy groceries, gas, clothes, medicine (everything) in Cumberland.

Bob Whitacre

Ridgeley, W.Va.