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Old 02-08-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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Default Detailed article on City's street paving plans

Probably not the most exciting title ever, but we have discussed this before and this article lays out a lot of relevant facts, history, and plans for the future:

City wants to build asphalt plant, pave more roads

Things like this may not be the most glamorous of issues, but it can make a significant difference in the long run when it comes to government efficiencies and local transportation costs.
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Old 02-08-2012, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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Probably not the most exciting title ever, but we have discussed this before and this article lays out a lot of relevant facts, history, and plans for the future:

City wants to build asphalt plant, pave more roads

Things like this may not be the most glamorous of issues, but it can make a significant difference in the long run when it comes to government efficiencies and local transportation costs.
Anything that improves the local infrastructure is a good investment.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Our roads should go back to dirt. Have you driven around East Liberty? Negley Run? Down through the zoo? There are third world countries that have better roads than that. They can do what they like, but we have always had horrible roads. Too much waste. I see all the dumb salt trucks running around today for that silly dusting of snow. Why? Because the good ol' boys want to get some overtime. Waste. Most times when the city patches a road, it is some silly cold patch. They throw it in the hole and it is gone in a couple of weeks. They don't tamp it down. They let the cars run it over to do that. They are that lazy. Worst workers in the country. Waste, waste and more waste!
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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I don't know the state of the technology but maybe Pittsburgh should have an on-going project of rebuilding the roads well. Pittsburgh's cold weather can make for a lot of pot-holes. A road should have a good foundation and good drainage. That might ultimately make it cheaper to maintain in the long run. Just repaving maybe a temporary fix and throwing good money after bad.
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