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Old 06-27-2008, 10:20 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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NP, in other simlar disscussion... did anyone see when they dropped that beam on the bridge by I35 and walters yesterday? it was about two feet away from traffic. those guys got really really lucky, but probably ended up going back home to change lol
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Default Road Construction Question

We have all been inconvenienced by road construction either by detours or one-laned traffic moving along at a snail's pace. Until I married a man who has worked highway construction most of his life, I did not fully understand everything that needs to be considered. I was blessed (I guess) with an inside office job never having cars and trucks speed by me in a flash. I was blessed with working 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. If I had to work in the evening, I had the same security I had during the day. Imagine working through the night (some after having worked all day) with limited lighting so that the job can be completed before the morning rush hour. Imagine working on the San Antonio River after it has been drained only to complete the work at night so as not to interfer with the tourism.

Perhaps some of this frustration should be directed toward the planners. I have lived in San Antonio since 1970 and part of Interstate 410 from Interstate 35 to Highway 90 has been under construction this entire 29 years. Why can't the planners and estimators and city and county and state officials involved in highway improvements can't get it right the first time?
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Old 01-29-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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Default Highway (road) construction

[quote=rambopottery;7237862]We have all been inconvenienced by road construction either by detours or one-laned traffic moving along at a snail's pace. Until I married a man who has worked highway construction most of his life, I did not fully understand everything that needs to be considered. I was blessed (I guess) with an inside office job never having cars and trucks speed by me in a flash. I was blessed with working 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. If I had to work in the evening, I had the same security I had during the day. Imagine working through the night (some after having worked all day) with limited lighting so that the job can be completed before the morning rush hour. Imagine working on the San Antonio River after it has been drained only to complete the work at night so as not to interfer with the tourism.

Perhaps some of this frustration should be directed toward the planners. I have lived in San Antonio since 1970 and part of Interstate 410 from Interstate 35 to Highway 90 has been under construction this entire 29 years. Why can't the planners and estimators and city and county and state officials involved in highway improvements can't get it right the first time? To my knowledge, highway construction individuals do not receive hazardous duty pay - some of them walk a fine line between traffic and safety - a very thin line.
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