Letter: Roadside landscaping is a problem



Congratulations to whichever work crews “manicured” the landscaping on the east Padden Parkway median. Why didn’t you just use napalm? You could at least run a baler down the fast lanes to pick up all the debris that was left on the ground.

To be fair, Washington State Department of Transportation crews seem to have gotten the short end of the stick, inheriting the east section, which is now part of state Route 500, from Clark County, which designed, built, and didn’t maintain the landscaping for years. Most of the trimming in the median had been done with the mirrors of passing automobiles, so it was long overdue.

Why do we keep building landscaping features that we can’t maintain properly?

It’s a jungle out there.

Jeff Deringer