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Old 06-30-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I spent 90 minutes in 107 degree heat waiting for construction between Memphis and Little Rock and another 30 soutth on I-30 threw my plans out but you have to feel for the btruckers
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I spent 90 minutes in 107 degree heat waiting for construction between Memphis and Little Rock and another 30 soutth on I-30 threw my plans out but you have to feel for the btruckers
Don't ever do that again! Just get off I-40, head south about half a mile, and take US-70 right on into Little Rock.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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Considering the ungodly heat wave descending on the heartland states and heading east, I can't imagine working road construction on a paving crew in that weather and humidity. I worked nearly 3 decades in construction, but nearly all of it was commercial power plants and pipelines. Did work one road job, but I was driving. The laborers who are pushing them shovels on the paving crew, not easy work at all!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Considering the ungodly heat wave descending on the heartland states and heading east, I can't imagine working road construction on a paving crew in that weather and humidity. I worked nearly 3 decades in construction, but nearly all of it was commercial power plants and pipelines. Did work one road job, but I was driving. The laborers who are pushing them shovels on the paving crew, not easy work at all!
I feel for the crew, perhaps the planner who decided to close this choke point for hours at a time could have scheduled the work at night. Living in Arizona, where it has to be over a hundred to put down the surface they use, I'd have to say it isn't unusual for the job. At any rate it effectively shut down everything for hours and my point was to warn those planning to travel there
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The closures are west of Brinkley, between mile 199-203. Westbound, you can get off at the Brinkley exit, US-49.

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I never use the interstates during construction season. Almost guaranteed to be delayed at least a half hour a day by construction.
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