A second sinkhole has opened on Washington Avenue, prompting serious concerns about the stability of the road, a Kingston official said today.It's beginning to look as if this problem is more extensive than was first thought.
City Engineer Ralph Swenson said the new sinkhole is just 30 feet south of a sinkhole that opened earlier this year. That hole has led to traffic detours and headaches for nearby residents, and it led the city to borrow $1.6 million to make repairs.
Swenson said high temperatures expected this weekend could cause both holes to open even further as blacktop becomes “more pliable” in extreme heat.
I think we should cut spending some more. Who needs roads and sewers?
On a more realistic note, bond rates are as low as they are ever likely to be. We need major infrastructure repairs everywhere, not just in Kingston. Bridges, roads, tunnels, sewers, water systems, etc., are becoming increasingly decrepit.
So, let's see, we have incredibly low interest rates, major infrastructure repairs that are needed, so we should...cut our bloated government!
Anyone else see the logical disconnect here? Let's borrow some of this cheap money and fix our country, and in the process put millions of Americans back to work.
This isn't rocket science. Neglect your property, and your economy, and it will fall into a state of decay. It just so happens that the property in question is the whole freakin' country.