Route 4 is now open to the public, the last of three roads to be fixed.
MDOT Says Drive On, Mooseville
story by: Lensy Shutters
MOOSEVILLE – After over a month of inconvenience for residents, Mooseville Department of Transportation says roads have been fixed and are now open for public use.
“We know this has been an inconvenience, and the support we’ve received has been overwhelming,” said Ms. Moneypenny, MDOT Director. “Through our work crews’ tireless efforts, we’re please to announce our roads are now safe to drive on.”
“We did what we always do. We pulled ourselves up by the boot straps,” the Mayor said. “We still have progress to make but Moosevillians have, once again, shown the world how resilient we are. E pluribus unum.”
Though progress has been made, some Moosevillians wonder why repairs took so long.
“I don’t know why it took a month of Sundays,” said resident Billy Smickles. “Maybe it was because half the time they were on break, and the other half they had one guy doing all the work and the other five guys supervising.”
Despite criticism, the Mayor applauds MDOT crews for completing the repairs in a timely manner.
“The tragedy struck May 31, which is basically June,” the Mayor explained. “Then we had a few bad weather days in there, plus Fourth of July weekend. So, all in all, repairs on all three roads only took a handful of weeks at most.”
Regardless of how long the repairs took most residents are pleased with the work.
“Moose Street used to have all those potholes in it,” said Anita Pepper, Mooseville Café owner and chef. “Now it drives so smooth, like a brand new Cadillac or Grand Marquis.”
For residents who feel unsettled or disgruntled about the roads, the Mayor urges them to voice their concerns at the next City Council meeting. As far as the day and time of the next City Council meeting, the Mayor said details would be announced at a later date.