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Re: Quality of roads

Post by theholycow » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:28 am

Tups wrote:But then again if they're short on money and the road is not a major highway, they'll usually send one guy to shovel some tarmac to the worst holes instead of re-surfacing the whole road. My friend did that when he was working on Destia. Those emergency repairs won't last long and afterwards the road is in even worse shape than before.
That's accepted as normal around here. If it's a couple isolated holes they'll send someone with some cold patch, which resembles fresh loose asphalt and is stored at room temperature. If they're going after a lot of holes they'll send a truckload of hot asphalt.

In Rhode Island we don't have a lot of gravel-on-tar/oil roads, so it's not a minor project to resurface roads. Most are this type of "asphalt concrete":
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In some of the rural areas of the state (where I live, for example) we do have gravel-on-tar surfaces but the resurfacing budget is even lower.

When it's all said and done, we get ragged patch jobs where old ragged patch jobs have broken. You can find areas the size of a car where there are 10 different shades of patches. Usually roads that get that bad get stripped and repaved, though.
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:32 am

^ dats why DOG invented suspensions! Otherwise, we could all be driving around in go-karts.
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Post by theholycow » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:46 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:^ dats why DOG invented suspensions! Otherwise, we could all be driving around in go-karts.
Yep. That's one of the reasons I like big/heavy cars and soft suspensions.

I guess if we had nice roads I might be fine with stiffer suspension.
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by LHOswald » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:49 pm

theholycow wrote:Usually roads that get that bad get stripped and repaved, though.
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LHOswald wrote:
theholycow wrote:Usually roads that get that bad get stripped and repaved, though.
your funny
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:15 pm

theholycow wrote:
LHOswald wrote:
theholycow wrote:Usually roads that get that bad get stripped and repaved, though.
your funny
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:47 am

4 lanes of fresh asphalt, running for 1 mile, just 200 feet from my front door, thanks to the economic stimulus package.
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by watkins » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:04 am

Those Russian roads are nice! I feel bad for "One woman gave a born to a child"
Must have been uncomfortable
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Re: Quality of roads

Post by theholycow » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:07 am

theholycow wrote:Usually roads that get that bad get stripped and repaved, though.
Who am I kidding...I thought of this thread last night as I drove under the traffic light in town. That's the spot where if I get on the gas just right I can get a little sideways at low speed on dry pavement because there's an area the size of 5 cars that's been patched a million times and not repaved. It's been like that since I moved here almost 5 years ago.
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