Letter: Route 23 is no picnic in southern DeKalb
To the Editor:
Route 23 is the main artery of vehicle traffic from north of Sycamore to a block south of Taylor Street in DeKalb. Smooth, widened pavement from one end to the other. However, from Taylor Street to the south border of DeKalb, there is a continuous strip of potholed, broken, uneven pavement with fissures running down each direction of travel.
A recent call to the Illinois highway department indicated there is no plan to meaningfully repair or address the sorry condition of this segment of road. This portion of city street is rated as legal for a 73,280-pound semitrailer to operate on. (The University of Texas traffic study rates one pass of a loaded semi as equal to the same wear use as 5,000 cars.)
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