Route 17 from Mexico to Byron is in good condition, but from Coos Canyon to Oquossoc it is in deplorable condition.

Having traveled that road for 60 years, I find it to be in the worst shape I have ever seen. In many areas, a driver cannot go any faster than 20 mph or the car will bottom out and will need to have an alignment done.

If for no other reason, repairs to the road should be done before someone gets killed.

I would love to have the governor and the road commissioner take a ride on that so-called highway so they could see for themselves that something must be done, and sooner rather than later.

Joseph Paulin Jr., Mexico

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