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Old 05-08-2012, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Funky Town
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I wish they would do all roadwork at night when there are less people driving.
No Kidding!!! I wish you ran the road crews!
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: denison,tx
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Dallas(TX) has had road construction going on steadily for as long as I have lived in this state...
and that's been 25-30 years now...
you would think they would run out of land to build the road on or run out of places to build
roads to...they're even building them on top of each other...
I HATE driving in Dallas, and avoid it as much as possible...luckily I live 90 miles North so don't
need to go that direction but maybe 2-3x a year...
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Unfortunately, I think it's pretty much unavoidable if you live in a larger city.
About the time they get the roads smooth enough, they have to make them wider.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Roadwork is a way of life, it goes on and on forever. It's job security for the road dept. Many times they have to go back and fix what they fixed. Then the delays, ya know, 6 men standing around looking into the hole trying to decide what to do and how to do it while the cop that's suppose to direct raffic is sitting in his car reading a book or napping ...
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Don't have to deal with that. I'm 20 minutes from work and I drive through two really rich towns filled with old houses and their beautiful landscaping. Oh wait I'm supposed to be depressed because I don't live there. Right.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Good morning peevers.

Back to work/school day for us all today.

I'm really brassed off (annoyed). I've just started back at work and the main route has roadworks starting up today, apparently for three flipping weeks.

I don't know whether to risk going that way or taking the back route, with potted roads and tractors etc.

The POTD today is simple;

Roadworks.
Good peev, Jez. Yep, roadwork is a pain in the butt. a necessary evil. What bugs me is how much time the workers (around here at least) spend standing around talking instead of working. I highly doubt all of their talk is work-related. Projects could be completed a lot sooner if the workers would actually WORK full days!

Be glad your roadwork will only be for 3 weeks, Jez. The ones I encounter go on for months at a time, and a couple nearby projects have been goning on for two years. It's a nightmare which I avoid whever possible. Fortunately, my route to work is presently construction-free, but I suspect when summer gets here some projects will begin.


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Old 05-08-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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[quote=PJSinger Fortunately, my route to work is presently construction-free, but I suspect when summer gets here some projects will begin.[/QUOTE]

You better hope that the road dept doesn't see your post or you're gonna regret it lol
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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Good morning peevers.
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Originally Posted by Jezer View Post

Back to work/school day for us all today.

I'm really brassed off (annoyed). I've just started back at work and the main route has roadworks starting up today, apparently for three flipping weeks.

I don't know whether to risk going that way or taking the back route, with potted roads and tractors etc.

The POTD today is simple;

Roadworks.


...perhaps if you have a drive over there and have a talk with them, Jezer.....
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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This is the season for it. It's a necessary inconvenience--the price we pay for road infrastructure.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Southern England.
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It may be only three weeks for this particular section but the road up to the big town has been plagued with various works over the years.

Putting a bus lane in really took the biscuit. Most of the traffic is thru-traffic and has no need for a bus.
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