Letter to the Editor: No justification
BY James R. Elder, Tulsa
Thursday, November 01, 2012
11/01/12 at 2:52 AM
For months now, we have waited patiently, as we have been subjected to pot holes, barrels, dysfunctional signal lights and rush hour gridlock, while street repair sites sit, with no evidence of progress.
In the case of South Yale Avenue from 61st Street to 71st Street, even the equipment has been removed. During the "voluntary" water rationing, there was a broken sprinkler system at 68th Street and Yale that was gushing water into and down the street. Even the most cursory inspection would show it was damage by the street contractor on that project.
Clearly, there is no excuse for letting contracts en masse just to appease the contractors when it puts Tulsa drivers to such an intrusion on their way of travel. There is no justification for the entire city street system being in a shambles for months on end. I'm sure others could cite more examples.
Contact through the city website goes without response or results. If the powers that be in this city even remotely believe the voters of Tulsa would seriously consider Vision2, with the conditions now existing, they are laboring under delusions. I believe your constituents deserve a prompt response regarding the deplorable idleness of the street projects of Tulsa. We'll be waiting to hear.
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