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More than cracks in the sidewalk

September 11, 2007 - Heather Ziegler
It's nice to see that someone is going to finally repair the sidewalks damaged at 12th and Byron streets. I realize that private sidewalks need to be kept in decent shape by the property owners but in many places throughout the city that just isn't the case. Some sidewalks in Woodsdale are dangerous as the big trees there have uprooted huge chunks of the concrete. The effect is rolling pavement, not a sidewalk. However, as property owners, the city of Wheeling needs to take a look around at some of their sidewalks and streets that are just awful. I noticed the city made an effort to patch some of the problems on Lynwood Avenue but it really needs paved. Also, fall is coming so the weed issue will die its own death. However, there are entire lots in Center Wheeling - not far from the glitz and glamour of the updated buildings - where weeds are waist high. This is a health department issue but surely city officials drive by these same places every day. And for our busy state workers, could someone please patch the hole on Main Street in the far right hand lane at the traffic light where the I-70 ramp comes off the interstate onto Main Street. With three lanes of traffic, there is no room to avoid it. I lost a hubcap hitting that hole. We are our own worst enemies sometime.



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