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July 27, 2017

Palm Bay Florida possess some exquisite views of the ocean as well as the scenic Indian River: a charming community that most people agree is a wonderful place to live. That is, of course, unless you live along Weiman Road. Recently, residents along this stretch of asphalt have become increasingly upset at the city’s lack of attention to the road conditions. One of them, Krystle Vanderpluym-Hansen, spoke to news agencies regarding the appalling conditions of the road, saying that when she and her family moved to the area they assumed that the city would fix the pothole-scored and horribly maintained asphalt. This has not happened.

Instead, the roads have steadily deteriorated, creating a hazard for both passing cars and the children who, as children are want to do, use the street for a play area. According to Vanderpluym-Hansen, one small section of the street can contain up to 79 potholes. Even while driving well below the posted speed limit, a car navigating over these obstacles places itself in a direct line of danger. Undercarriages of vehicles contain some of a car’s most important components, and because roads are supposed to be properly maintained by the city, these components are not always protected by any sort of shield.

Potholes, in the worst instances, can actually cause so much damage to a car that thousands of dollars are needed to repair the vehicle. In addition, potholes create a hazardous situation where a drive caught off guard can easily lose control of their car.

Although one would think that the concern of residents like Vanderpluym-Hansen would cause city politicians and officials to get to work on the road, the response has been less than comforting. According to City Manager Gregg Lynk, the road will not see the repairs it needs because the city does not have the money. Although they can occasionally enter the area to perform minor repairs on the roads, the work done is spotty and, in many cases, makes the situation even worse by adding to the uneven surface. Neighborhood residents are becoming increasingly upset, and with good reason. The poor quality of the road puts everyone along the street in danger, especially the children.

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