Pavement irony

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Here in Newfoundland and Labrador, we have award-winning tourism ads, admired by residents and visitors alike, doubtless influencing some to travel considerable distances to get here.

Therein lies the rub.

Red Bay is now a designated UNESCO site awarded just this year to the delight of all I’m sure — three  in our province alone!

This could very well be a catalyst to increase tourism in the whole Labrador Straits region, but — and it is a huge but — on leaving the Straits ferry there are least 13 or more kilometres starting at the Quebec/Labrador boundary of the paved road in an absolutely deplorable condition, with apparently no relief in sight for at least three years.

There are warning signs placed strategically but the chances of losing a rim in the often eight to10 inch deep potholes is a real possibility and that was only in the first week of August.

I fully understand that some pavement is better than none, so what am I whining about, but it seems ironic that so much effort and money is being spent to attract visitors and it is so difficult to get here.

Patricia Ploughman

Fox Cove,

Point Amour, Labrador Straits

Organizations: UNESCO

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Red Bay, Quebec

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