Our county roads are getting worse and worse. Potholes and ridges and
cracks. Very poor previous repairs for these things. All the roads.
I'm going to have to Google and find the address of whoever is in charge of
the county roads. I hate to do this but I guess I'll have to threaten to
quit paying my county taxes. That should do it. I'll give them until the
end of the month. It will sure be nice to have smooth roads again in a few
You know it's time to clean the refrigerator
when something closes the door from the inside.
You REALLY think one guy complaining is going to get action "in a few weeks"
? We're lucky here , the county sends the graders around on a pretty regular
cycle , usually they do a very good job of tuning up the gravel/dirt roads
here . I believe honey will catch more flys , so when they do a good job I
almost always call the county judge's office and thank them - sometimes they
leave a minor problem , which I also tell them about . The neighbor across
the creek (our road forks off before the creek) made the judge look bad in
the media . The road past her place is technically not county road , the
actual road turns up the hill just before her place . Ever since The
Confrontation her road gets touched up only when the neighbor further down
asks nicely ... and usually they leave a berm of gravel across the driveway
entrance at her place . When her parents were alive , that road was graded
every time the rest was ...
You want roads that are worth complaining about you want to try
central Africa in the rainy season. A good sized hammer is a
non-optional accessory if you do any long distance driving - to knock
the rims back to some semblance of roundness every hour or so.
The christmas 1973 trip from Livingstone to Mbereshi Zambia is one
I'll never forget. Drive under 30 or over 60MPH - under 30 you can
wallow through without damage - over 60 you hit one bump and miss the
next 10 or more.
Or driving from Ougedougou to the Banfora region of Burkina Faso in
2000 when the Prado had to straddle a pothole just outside Hounde
that contained 2 full grown hogs and a few piglets.
Makes the frost-pocked and construction ridden (all torn up to
install light rail transit) roads of Waterloo Region look like a
pretty mild disaster in comparison!!!!
They dug up a good stretch of historic corduroy road down the middle
of King street in Uptown Waterloo that just set construction back
about 2 months. I think it was smoother than Northfield Drive the last
Of course the roads are going to hell. What would you expect after
decades of the people who hate their country yelling No New Taxes and
getting their way?
In my state, we voted to raise our taxes and improve our
infrastructure. Sure, the road construction is a PITA, but the roads
were in terrible shape. We bit the bullet and paid to have them fixed.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:12:39 PM UTC-4, KenK wrote:
I bitched to my town for the last 3 years about fixing my <400' street.
It was a mishmash of patches and the road was getting worse, especially
around the manhole cover right in front of my driveway. All I wanted them
to do was replace all of the little patches around the manhole cover with
one big one to smooth it out and keep it from getting worse. The plows
would take out chunks every winter and they'd fill them in the spring.
Every spring, all I ever heard was "Major repairs of your street aren't even
on our radar. We plan 2 - 3 years out and your street isn't in the plan."
Then, out of the blue, last fall we get a letter telling us not to park
on the street during the week of Sept XX because our street is going to
be paved. One day I come home to find 400' of brand new asphalt and new
aprons from the road surface to our driveways.
So much for their 2 -3 year plan!
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