Letters to the Editor

Venetian Causeway reopens

I thank our elected officials for their concern and interest in the recent grand reopening of the Venetian Causeway (Venetian Causeway bridge reopens after $12.4M fixes, March 3).

I would like to welcome them back for the grand re-reopening and the grand re-re-reopening that are bound to occur if continued abuse is allowed.

The experts agree that the fragile causeway is not up to the traffic load and is bound to continue to fail unless a major overhaul is completed.

However, city and county officials are doing nothing to prevent this, encouraging overweight and oversized traffic to divert from better-suited routes back to the Venetian.

At any given hour you can see dozens of trucks and buses exceeding the posted weight limits and slowly damaging the existing structures.

Kenneth Gordon,