Woodside Drive and the adjacent streets of Woodside Kort and Woodside Circle have deteriorated to the point that they are no longer safe. Trees and weeds are growing to the edge of the road. In places there are absolutely no shoulders. In fact, in several areas there are severe drop offs from the edge of the road. In one area on one of the curves if you go off the edge of the road, you will drop several feet and then your vehicle will roll into a ravine possibly killing the occupants. Imagine driving this road in the winter! As an interim measure these streets should be posted as follows:
Local Traffic Only – No through traffic to Krape Park or Fairgrounds Road
No Joggers – absolutely unsafe for joggers due to non-existent road shoulders, and extreme curves limiting visibility. Joggers with impunity run down the middle of the road. Sometimes they run three abreast down Woodside Drive. I guess that means it is not fit to drive on, but it’s perfect for joggers. They should do their jogging in Krape Park or elsewhere, but not on Woodside Drive.
Watch out for Deer – Herds of deer are all over the road day and night! Not only have they destroyed trees, flowers, and shrubs in the area, but are a danger to vehicles in the area. If you hit one of the deer, your vehicle will not only be seriously damaged, but you could be killed as result of the impact.
In the winter, there should be special signs on Woodside Drive – FOUR WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLES ONLY (due to limited snow removal on many occasions).
Freeport will not be able to hide behind the Tort Immunity Act if someone is injured in this area – YOU ARE ON NOTICE!
The City has no excuses – ask the Finance Director. The City has all of the money it needs to repair this street and do anything else it wants to do. As she stated on September 14, 2015, Freeport is a home rule City which means it can tax its citizens with reckless abandon. NO MORE EXCUSES FREEPORT – ASK YOUR FINANCE DIRECTOR FOR THE MONEY!