Help, before my car falls apart or I have a collision!

To the Editor:

I'm talking about Coventry Road running north and south between Euclid Heights and Larchmere Boulevards. General road surface degradation here, worsened by increasingly deep, invisible (till the last instant) new potholes, has converted this stretch of Coventry Road into a daily demolition derby for my expensive, vulnerable, late-model automobile.

Examples of two recent incidents, neither unique and each recurring: 1- Being especially watchful for new potholes, I become distracted from traffic signals and almost run red lights. 2- Coventry being technically a two lane highway, when abreast of another vehicle, each of us maneuvering to miss potholes, I've had to avoid several side-swiping collisions.

So when will funds be available to repair Coventry Road? And at what point does repeated dereliction of obvious, long-standing danger cause community government to become complicit in their consequence?

Walter S. Nicholes

Walter S. Nicholes

Cleveland Heights

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 10:49 AM, 03.06.2018