Posted in the Chester Springs Forum
#1 Jun 8, 2007
What is it with all of these dirt and gravel roads in Chester Springs? I love colonial homes
but my car hates dusty, sometimes oily, rock strewn colonial roads. I live on one and it's like
pulling teeth to get the roadmaster to flatten out
the sand hill at the end of Black Horse Road where
it meets Rt. 401. There have been three accidents
at that corner since I moved here two years ago; one, a big smasheroo which I heard from several hundred yards away which I phoned in to police; and at least two street sign knockdowns. Tire
slippage in that sand pit is a major problem. At
least the last 10-20 yards of the roadway needs
a macadem surface to compensate for the high rate
of car speed coming down the hill from the west.
With a macadem surface cars can get "out of the
blocks" when suddenly confronted with a speeding
appoaching car. The first summer I was here I
counted 154 pot holes on Black Horse Road. Soon after that (about two months) it was oiled, another man-made mess. I had oil on the side of my
car, on my shoes and tracked it everywhere. I did
find tar remover at Walmarts. I have friends who
do not come to Black Horse Road because of what the conditions do to their car. Some people might
say, "Get used to country life." Well, living in the Owen J. Roberts school district,
we don't pay country taxes. We pay Main Line taxes
because of the propensity of this, among other
school districts in Chester County, to build
college campuses and give away huge pension
packages. A macadem surface would be a nice addition to the gravel Black Horse Road basically
because the sun beats down on most of the road
and causes most of the unkempt conditions. A few
speed bumps would keep down the speed of younger
drivers. Speed bumps are effective on Horse Shoe
Trail near Chester Springs Road.
#2 Jun 10, 2007
Move back to where you came from if you don't like our dirt roads. It's been that way for years and I hope they stay.
#3 Jun 12, 2007
#4 Aug 12, 2009
Most of the world drives on unpaved roads. Darwin harvests those who fail to respect the limits of driving on them. If that troubles someone perhaps they belong back in the city.
City folks also get their panties in a wad when they see an old dirt road receiving a coat of oil to suppress dust in the summer. Where do they think the oil came from?
If you want a paved road and all your neighbors agree ask the local government for permission to have the road paved and the adjacent owners assessed. In time when there is enough traffic the road will probably be paved but then the charm of the area will be lost.
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