On returning from a warmer climate in April, I was shocked to see the damage that winter weather had wreaked on the roads in Red Deer. Cracks and potholes were everywhere, and while trying to avoid them I was in danger of becoming a crackpot myself.
But this summer the city has been doing an incredible job to undo the damage and improve our road infrastructure. Construction in the city was near ubiquitous; hardly a neighbourhood was left untouched.
I don’t see the same thing happening in the southern United States. Not subject to anywhere near the extreme weather conditions of Alberta, the roads there are often left for years with no repairs and are in much worse shape than Red Deer’s.
I know that someone in Red Deer is going to be unhappy with this letter because their pet peeve pothole was left untouched, but that said anyone who drives around the city has to notice that overall the work has been amazing.
My compliments to city council, city management, and engineers for the excellent work.