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#473155 - 09/22/13 05:46 AM road warning  
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Diane Campbell Offline
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Road north from town - bad puddles from the rains, but a particular stretch needs to be approached with greater caution than the rest. Behind Cocatil, just next to (north) of White Sands is a part of the road that is truly a very nasty slurry. Drivers have been going more over to the sides of many of the puddles to find shallower water. DON'T DO IT there. I veered over to the eastern side of the massive mud puddle and ended up almost rolling over as the right side of the cart went into what seemed a bottomless pit of liquified mud. Only the front left wheel had any solid dirt under it - the cart was at a dramatic angle and had there been a passenger adding weight to the right side of the cart I do believe we'd have rolled completely on the side and probably injured somebody. When you pass that area, go slow and go pretty much down the middle of the mess.
Fate was kind to me - two carts with helpful people were nearby when this happened. A wonderful, beautiful, and VERY STRONG woman lifted the back corner of my cart up, another motorist pushed and I did get out of there. It's really dangerous. Beware. And THANK YOU TO MY ROAD-ANGEL RESCUERS!!

#473212 - 09/23/13 02:56 PM Re: road warning [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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Chris Offline
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Our mayor said that "Tourism was his Number 1 Priority" when he was elected. Nice words, highly appropriate, we're all dependent on tourism for our economic survival. So, why are our roads such an embarrassment to our island and our country?

Government and San Pedro Town Council needs to pave all arterial roads on the island. This means the road north, the road south and the road through San Pablo and DFC. Large up front investment, yes, but with the potential to reap dividends with increased tourism income in the future. Once the arterial roads are done hardly any island resident will be more than a couple of hundred yards from a paved road.

The Romans were building paved roads over 2000 years ago. We'd just be a little late.

#473311 - 09/25/13 03:33 AM Re: road warning [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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elbert Offline
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Making money with tourism is part but not all of our adventure.
Taking 'The Road Less Traveled' makes life arduous and lifelong task. If it was paved and marked with an Exit sign Paradise would be crowded.

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#473343 - 09/25/13 07:43 AM Re: road warning [Re: Diane Campbell]  
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There is a vast difference between a paved road and a well maintained gravel road.

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