Wednesday letters: S.C. must keep highways clean

August 14, 2013 

— Recently, coming back to Chapin from picking up my wife from the airport, I was reminded of how much trash there is on the sides of I-26. Parts of tires, hubcaps and metal parts from car bodies populate the aprons.

Now in the Chapin area, a number of organizations, including my own church, have volunteered to pick up trash on the sides of the local roads on a monthly basis. Of course, it would not be safe to pick up trash on the interstate. So who is responsible for cleaning up this trash? The Department of Transportation? If so, clearly it has not assigned anybody to do the cleanup.

Is this one of those jobs that has fallen through the cracks? For shame. I guess we need Lou Holtz to admonish us once again about cleaning up the roads so we South Carolinians can demonstrate to visitors as well as to our own citizens that environmental cleanliness is important to us.

Gary Marcos


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