Just the sort of thing to make your heart sink a little, this story has made a splash.
The property certainly has been compromised by the road widening.
The road widening has been well-publicized for years.
The home value has been diminished well more than the $5300 the Town of Cary gave the homeowner. The driveway alone is a deal-breaker for many buyers, let alone the fact that it accesses a 5 lane boulevard, SW Maynard Road.
And this homeowner is not the only one to have a drastic alteration to the driveway. Other drives resemble ski slopes, too.
The right thing for the town to do?
I don’t know. The guy probably deserves more than he has already received. And $500/day threats over a stupid sign seem a little heavy-handed.
Alas, I also see that the general tone of comments on the N&O page are good reason to have standards and moderated comments, rather than providing a bathroom wall for people to scratch inanities into.