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Old 05-03-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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So all the week I've been seeing contractors in bright orange vests sitting in lounge chairs on the side of the I-17. Anyone know whats going on?
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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I don't personally know. But I was on the 51 yesterday and saw similar. I also saw a lot of police pulling cars over (at least 5 cops in the short 55 mph distance I was going). It reminded me of the story about police disguised as landscapers to catch speeders around the airport...

Phoenix police catch speeders at Sky Harbor Airport
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I don't personally know. But I was on the 51 yesterday and saw similar. I also saw a lot of police pulling cars over (at least 5 cops in the short 55 mph distance I was going). It reminded me of the story about police disguised as landscapers to catch speeders around the airport...

Phoenix police catch speeders at Sky Harbor Airport
That very well could be. But there are no cops, maybe they are probing it to see if it's worth it.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Phoenix AZ
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That very well could be. But there are no cops, maybe they are probing it to see if it's worth it.
I saw a couple of people pulled over on I-17 yesterday just north of the 101.
It looked like another "wolf-pack" crackdown. No way the road contractors are paying for people to sit in lawn chairs... They had to be cops.
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:20 PM
 
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Most likely, traffic engineers doing traffic counts. Or lazy landscapers.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Riverside County
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I saw a couple of people pulled over on I-17 yesterday just north of the 101.
It looked like another "wolf-pack" crackdown. No way the road contractors are paying for people to sit in lawn chairs... They had to be cops.
Highly unlikely.
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Old 05-05-2012, 11:27 AM
 
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Typical government projet. You see them all the time, 6 guys standing around the hole looking into the hole and no one moving.
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Typical government projet. You see them all the time, 6 guys standing around the hole looking into the hole and no one moving.
Oh please. The post said they were contractors for one thing. I managed a few projects in my days and things like this happen. You get your labor onsite before the materials and equipment, owner, inspectors, supervisors and on and on in various combinations. Ideally, it all comes together in a timely manner, but its rarely perfect.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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I think they get breaks throughout the day, too, like other jobs give.
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