I am about to commit civil disobedience and turn left onto Townsend Road out of the Marketplace at Augusta. A traffic violation ticket for this illegal left turn is almost preferable to driving on Mount Vernon Avenue.

The Maine Department of Transportation should be fined for allowing the main artery leading to one of Augusta’s major malls to remain in such dangerous and destructive condition. At one place, the north lane is all but impassable.

Yet I hear plans are in the works to redo the signs on the interstate highway system. How does the idea of spending tax revenue to mess with road signage that helps folks from away identify in advance their exit to a venue or off-highway town come before maintaining the state’s highways and byways?

Sheila StrattonAugusta

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