HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Queensbury Drive in south Huntsville connects a large neighborhood and an apartment complex to busy Airport Road. Queensbury itself is well-traveled, and that’s why it’s rough condition is a problem. “It has been rough a long time,” says Nancy Barnett.
You can look at the offending stretch of Queensbury and tell that it hasn’t had a paving job in years. There are several areas where an attempt has been made to patch cracks with tar. There are also patches of multiple ages that have broken down, and left potholes. Some of them are a few inches deep.
As I said, Queensbury connects with Airport Road, which was paved a couple of years ago. Airport has a nice smooth surface that is in s stark contrast to Queensbury. “It’s kind of irritating to know they’re doing other roads around here, but not paying attention to this one,” says Gene Smith.
The city does have hundreds of miles of roads that have to be maintained, but this eighth of a mile stretch of Queensbury appears to have been forgotten. “I think they should re-pave it, and fix it.” says Gene Smith. The scores of bike riders who use Queensbury as part of Bike Route 59 would agree. For a bicycle, Queensbury is especially rough.
We’re taking action to make sure the city remembers that Queensbury has problems, and needs help. Sooner, rather than later.