Midcoast lens: Nature's obstacle course

Jan 29, 2019
Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham

Drivers throughout the Midcoast are seeing -- and attempting to avoid -- the wear and tear of winter as innumerable potholes mar area roads. Above, an orange cone warns of an impending bump on Talbot Avenue near Broadway in Rockland Jan. 25.

A patched area on Broadway is evident Jan. 25, the morning after a torrential rainstorm. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Layers of tar are missing along several sections of Camden Street in Rockland. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Two deep potholes filled with rain from the previous night's storm on Scott Street in Rockland Jan. 25. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
One of the area's roughest roads -- South Main Street in Rockland -- is still awaiting repair. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Dodging potholes on Water Street is an everyday occurrence for anyone heading to the Rockland YMCA. (Photo by: Beth A. Birmingham)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jan 29, 2019 14:15

Rockland is unique. It seems to do a road once over and the holes reappear. Perhaps the city and county should dig up the old and lay down a firm foundation for once and for all. I don't notice this problem in the rural towns, or perhaps they not reported?

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