I totally agree with Judy LaMont’s letter (“Highway concerns,” Dec. 2) about the new improvements to Highway 2. We have lived in Colbert for 35 years. I drove the highway when it was still two lanes, and drove it daily when I worked for many years. What the state has done has not improved it but has made it more prone to accidents.
I wrote the Department of Transportation and asked what they had done to the highway? Their response was: Because of so many accidents, they need to slow people down, which is just an excuse so they can try to justify the mess, as I can see the highway from my house.
There have been very few accidents (their original plan was to put a roundabout there), the squiggly lines is their solution to a modified roundabout. This whole remake must be the brainchild of someone who is not from this side of the state and who has never driven in the snow. With all of the concrete barriers now, the snowplows are really going to love trying to clear the highway.
In conclusion, the state must have a huge excess supply of concrete, as this seems to be their solution to everything. Just put it everywhere and let the drivers worry about it.