Letter to the editor: When can we expect full completion of recent road repairs?


Is there any way of seeing that road repairs in Edmonds are actually finished?

Let me draw attention to the repair at the bottom of 196th: the surface is so bumpy as to be uncomfortable in a car, and is potentially lethal on a bike with high-pressure tires; the edges, transitioning into the old pavement, are now uneven enough to throw steering off, if one is not prepared.

The same situation exists on 9th, between Alder and Walnut, but is even worse. A sewer inspection access is now at least an inch above the surrounding pavement, and the scar has been there now for quite a long time, longer than the unfortunate mess on 196th. This is not reassuring.

The underlying soil needs time to compress, but in both these cases the surface is now dangerously rough. Can we expect the City to see that these jobs are actually finished – satisfactorily! – sometime soon? Let us also hope that the recent repairs at the bottom of Casper St. are better managed, and not allowed to deteriorate to the same extent. The whole situation is sloppy and worse than we should be expected to accept.

Nathaniel R Brown

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