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Why Doesn’t The City Repair The Streets?

To The Reader’s Forum:

After 100 years of use, the brick streets in Jamestown need repairs. After five years, most paved streets in Jamestown need repairs.

Why doesn’t the city repair the brick streets? I was talking to an engineer and he told me it’s not the brick but the ground settling under the pipes and utilities.

I was also told that it is expensive to construct brick streets.

First the brick needs to be made like it was 100 years ago — “very soft, they don’t break as easily as they do now.”

Second, yes it is expensive, but in the long run it will pay for itself.

Third, the city can use it for a tourist attraction.

Dennis Gould

Jamestown

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