The long way home

To the Editor:

I live at 97 State Highway 3. I bought the house four years ago. It is three miles out of town. Now, because of the one-way detour for the road construction, it’s an eight-mile trip for me to go home from town.

I go into town about three times a day for one thing or another. So that is 15 extra miles a day that I put on my truck. This is not for a week or two, this is for a year until they finish that part of the road. I’ll put more than 5,000 extra miles on my truck.

That’s not right.

If I had a leased vehicle with 12,000 miles a year, almost half of that would be used up by the extra miles going around the detour.

They start work at 6:30 a.m. in the morning and don’t stop until 5 p.m. One girl that rents from me gets back to the house at 7 a.m. because she works nights. She can’t sleep because of the construction noise.

I had thought that the one-way loop would affect only through traffic, that residents along that stretch would still be able to travel both ways.

I don’t think it should be legal to inconvenience people like this.

Willie Dyer

Hulls Cove

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