Letter: Road Woes In Lox Groves

The condition of our roads in Loxahatchee Groves reflects synonymous with the management of our town. Just when you think it can’t get any worse, when you think we’ve hit bottom, we dig a little deeper. How do you justify putting more yellow dirt on our already pulverized, non-paved roads?

Why do we have to have pavement or powder? Why won’t the town management use 57 rock to stabilize the mess created by yellow powder that has been applied as a top dressing? The material used not only creates a mess when wet, but it is a safety hazard. The children waiting for their school bus have to stand in, and breathe, that poison. It destroys our vehicles by making wash boards. Our roads have never been so bad. That powder coats the trees, the radiators in our vehicles, our AC units in our homes and our lungs.

For the love of God, stop the assault on our community. I understand that you want to make your point that if the roads are bad enough, we, as residents will let you have the ability to mortgage our town to install paved roads. But non-paved roads does not have to mean terrible dirt roads. 57 rock is a lot less expensive than pavement, and a lot better than that unhealthy powder you are using. Please show some compassion and concern for our children and quit using that unhealthy material. Dependency isn’t working very well for the residents of Loxahatchee Groves.

Mark Jackson, Loxahatchee Groves