U.S. Rt. 11 improvements needed to save human lives
Monday, February 27, 2012 - 4:43 pm

To the Editor:

About two weeks ago, another motorist was killed on U.S. Rt. 11 between Philadelphia and Antwerp. Why? Because traffic is so heavy and it is inherently dangerous for two vehicles with a closing speed of over 110 mph traveling within 10 inches of each other.

U.S. 11 is an antique and the time has come to replace it with a modern, four-lane expressway with a divider.

U.S. 11 through Gouverneur, Canton, Potsdam, Malone and Rouses Point is a disgrace. We will remain an Appalachia without decent transportation.

Some have argued about the cost. What is the cost of human lives?

Rt. 11 between Rt. 342 and Gouverneur is one of the deadliest highways in New York state, maybe the whole U.S.

It is inefficient and hardly merits the title of a U.S. highway. It might not even warrant being a state highway. How many more must die?

Dwayne Martin