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Editorial: Traditional surface OK for Dean, Union streets

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It's really nice that Schenectady wants its big intersections to look pretty, with faux brick circles and crosswalks and such. But maybe city residents would rather drive over a consistently smooth road surface and have the extra beautification money invested in filling potholes or replacing dilapidated sidewalks elsewhere or improving pedestrian safety. About five years ago, the intersection of Union and Dean streets got a $4 million face-lift that included using something called “thermoplastic” to ...

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July 16, 2014
10:46 a.m.

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I actually remember a woman writing a letter to the editor years ago when the intersection was first refinished. She accurately predicted what would happen and now we are doing it all over again. Always easier when it's someone else's money.