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The story of how University Drive ruined my car

The story of how University Drive ruined my car

The story of how University Drive ruined my car
September 13
18:50 2016

Who shot the Sheriff? No one. It was the sound of my car backfiring after I messed it up on University Drive last week.

It’s common knowledge that construction will come to a halt for a moment or two due to weather and other miscellaneous issues. With the city almost two months behind schedule on this massive project, as the rest of us deal with the unpredictable Texas showers, the whole shebang can be overwhelming, to say the least.

But Thursday night, all of those feelings of understanding had been immediately eliminated after I turned onto Denison Street and a piece of the jagged road ripped up the underside of my car and pushed so hard that it bent the metal frame into the exhaust pipe, almost completely demolishing that part of my vehicle.

The next morning, I had to nervously and cautiously drive my damaged car around town, going to different shops and having them assess the damage, causing me to miss work for new, unexpected expenses.

It’s easy, but extremely annoying, to deal with the traffic, with the closing of the roads and the constant patching of tires. But having streets being torn up, causing damage to citizens’ cars and Denton’s overall disorganization is just too much. Denton is a dim-lit city so people can’t see too well when pulling into smaller roads.

As a city, we are trying to grow and expand, but trying to cram in 33 projects by the end of the year when your citizens and their cars are paying heavy prices isn’t really worth it. It feels as though they are trying to fix everything little by little, but all at once.

Fix it or block it off properly. If not, you are just going to have a bunch of angry people in your city hall meetings with the bills from their mechanics.

Featured Illustration: Sam Wiggins

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Victoria Baghaei

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