Just like avoiding the thruway tolls by taking the backroads, I simply just drive in a roundabout direction by heading towards Milestrip & getting on Rt. 5 that way towards the Skyway rather than driving straight Ridge Rd. May take more time, but it's worth avoiding the aggravation!they should post a sign as you are racing to leave the black hole of Lackawanna's 1st ward - "Thank You - Come again"
I usually lock my doors driving through there
Curious as to how much of these toll dollars actually go to the up-keep of the roadway, versus the wages, pensions and other wage-associated costs to running the TWY?(not to mention how much goes into the patronage pockets of the useless loyal that are appointed to these positions.
We know this game, we have our own useless pit here (Erie county Water Authority administration)
That way I avoid that screwed up rigity/pot hole broken up road now disrupted w/construction & ridiculous amounts of red lights. What and who am I stopping for anyway?-- standing idle for those lights just gives me more chance of possibly being shot at!!!! HA - you all think I'm kidding... just take a quick ride through that section alone -- you'll see what I'm talking about. There are absolutely no businesses & those that are there are small industries that have not seen the light of day to move out of that section!
Is this the world we want to create for our children -- looking at vacant, boarded up & broken windown buildings with bars on the front doors!!??
I'm tired of this city & our leaders' crap -- it will be my goal to make at least one change before I skip town -- I didn't live here for this long & complain so much to have my hometown drown in the shitter!! All it takes is one individal living in "real time" -- actually sees the true facts of the city & not just the numbers to make a change. Just remember -- word of mouth spreads like wildfire & those who have already escaped B'lo black hole are definitely not promoting the area -- ask yourself why they left in the 1st place!