Malone's Awful Roads!
"our taxpayers deserve better" (andrea stewart)
First, a disclaimer. Not all the roads in Malone township are horrible. Secondly, there are plenty of roads in the Village of Malone that got hammered this past winter by the relentless freeze-thaw-rain cycle, but this article is not about them. At the moment I’m focusing on the chronically horrible township roads — several of which I ride my bike on, year after year.
Consider the Houndsville Rd. Spectacularly terrible! For years it’s been terrible! Parts of the road are literally falling into the creek. Yikes!
Houndsville is one of many such casualties. If this were an isolated problem perhaps it wouldn’t be so alarming. But it’s not. There are lots more, some far more egregious.
It’s often said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Perhaps it is. In the case of Houndsville Rd, I can affirm it’s paved with lots of busted asphalt about which the intentions of Highway Superintendent Bruce Mallette remain unclear.
Malone Town Supervisor Andrea Stewart finally got fed up with complaints from residents. At the town board meeting on May 8, speaking on behalf of We, the People, she charged Bruce Mallette with incompetence:
RiverCityMalone takes a road trip . . .
RiverCityMalone had one of its reporters take the following route and take the photos shown below:
We went down Lower Park St to go to Lovers Lane Rd. Then south on Rte 30 to Whitten Rd. Traveled that to the end. Took a left on Houndsville Rd to check on the bridge/culvert. Turned around to travel Houndsville to Route 11. Turned right on Rte 11 to Goodman Rd (left turn) and traveled Goodman to the Teboville Rd.
Drove Teboville to the end, into Bellmont, to see the difference between the two municipalities. Bull Run and Brick Church Rd( these are off of Teboville Rd): just looked at from Teboville.
Drove Webber Rd to Fayette Rd, and turned onto Webster Street Rd, to Royce Rd (left), Child, then Cosgrove, then left onto Rte 30 south to McCabe Rd to view the Riley Rd.