Are the roads done??
By Charles Edwardson
November 27, 2007
I am interested in why Secon paved the streets and then proceed
to continuously cut holes in the new pavement and fill in their
patch work with concrete. Concrete is much harder than asphalt
these two materials do not seem to go together, I am not a highly
qualified road worker but my suspicion is these areas will be
a constant maintenance hassle. That is just an observation as
I said I am not a highly qualified road worker. This section
of road may or may not be done I do not know, but if it is I
think this city has been taken for a ride. This undoubtedly is
a very technical job, I cannot even imagine the logistics and
man power this kind of job demands. But after over a year I would
have expected a better looking product. I am referring to the
section of road from the airport parking lot to A&P.
Also there is a lot of cutting and patching going on and cracks
all up and down the road by the tunnel and this section of "new"
road from Talbot's to the tunnel is no better looking than the
road by A&P. I may be too critical and the same company may
not be involved but these sections of road look and feel terrible
to drive on and we should expect better for the amount of time
and money they both took. If I did a job as chopped up and untimely
as this, I would have been forced by the owner to do it over.
I may be mistaken and there could be a whole new topping going
over the entire mess to smooth it out?? Who knows? I hope I am
This is just my opinion and
I am sure there are other opinions that are quite opposite of
mine. So when there is a rebuttal to my opinion, stick to the
subject ( the roads.) And I am not buying the argument or attitude
of "let's just be grateful for the work they have done".
Or "at least it is better than before". This sort of
attitude belongs at home when your buddy helps you build a patio
that did not quite work out , or when a homeowner does a remodel
with friend and the results are fodder for the next decade of
Christmas parties and barbecues, not with a public road system.
About: "Lifelong resident
Received November 21, 2007
- Published November 27, 2007
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