Bumpy road is OK

Dear Editor:As for the pavement on Downey Avenue in the residential area north of Florence, I rather like it the way it is. ("Street Repairs," 8/14/09) Some time back, with little evaluation, after the speed limit was raised to be the same as the business area thoroughfare on the six-lane Florence Avenue, then the motorists used to speed at 50 percent over the limit. The less pleasant ride now seems to keep the traffic moving at a safer pace. Even though there was some preliminary planning done a few months back, likely there will be no re-paving any time soon, because it would waste the cost of the lane lines' being recently re-striped in the area. Making it smoother with the existing speed limit will make it less safe. - Hugh T. Hoskins, Downey

********** Published: August 21, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 18