To the Editor:
Approximately six years ago, I placed my first complaint with the New Milford Public Works Department about the condition of Bullymuck Road, which runs between Hubbell Mountain Road and Candlewood Mountain Road.
Even at that time, the road was a cratered mess of potholes and had inadequate drainage that caused a steep portion of it to become a sheet of ice in winter.
Six years on, the only road work that's been performed is occasional patching that disintegrates in a matter of days or weeks. While some drainage work was done, it isn't adequate and the icing problem persists.
For years, drivers on Bullymuck have been reduced to weaving wildly around the road to try to avoid the worst of the potholes.
The road's abominable condition is a public hazard. The town is aware of the danger, since I know that I've personally called the Public Works Department every year for six years asking when Bullymuck Road will be repaved.
Last year, I also contacted the mayor's office, and was told only that other roads had priority.
Bullymuck Road is the only entry to New Milford's businesses and points east for residents of hundreds of houses in the southeast of Sherman, unless those drivers go miles out of the way to use Route 37.
I encourage anyone in the area who has to use Bullymuck Road and is sick of having the suspension of his or her car shaken to bits to call New Milford Mayor Pat Murphy and insist on the repaving of Bullymuck Road this year.