Aug 22 2013
Ok, so we all know that our roads need regular maintenance. And before anyone gets nuts, and goes all Luke-Ravenstahl-At-The-Trib on us, YES, it is understood that road construction needs to be done.. otherwise we would be calling out the politicians for not fixing the roads. BUT…………. Does anyone actually talk to anyone else on these construction projects other than the two people with the walkie-talkies holding the SLOW/STOP switch-a-roonie signs?
Is there some GRAND POO-BA of Road Construction? If not, WE WANT NOMINATED!!! What’s that old phrase about “the right hand knowing what the left hand is doing?”
Vin’s Facebook post above then had THIS comment added to it:
Mary McAnallen Sure! And then lets put traffic cones up for places we think we’ll get to but may not just incase we have time to do them at a later date, thereby blocking all supply lines!
(Haaaaa.. SNORT…. HAaaaaa… pee trickle… snort.. HAAaaa)
Here’s a sample of what some of the road construction updates seem to look like these days:
I-279 North Closed and Construction on Route 19
Liberty Tubes Closed and Construction All Over Route 51
West Carson Street Closed and Construction on Route 65
Things that are open:
That one alley in Sharpsburg that goes behind where the pizza place that used to be the donuts place is.
A one-way alley in Baldwin that, gets back-ups on Monday because the one-manned-garbage truck goes through and we watch the driver get in and out at every house to throw garbage in the back.
A few country roads in the Oakdale area that, thank God, are back to NORMAL after being slicker-than-hell from being “Oiled and Chipped”
All that I know is there is a true need for a regional Road-Construction-Head-Honcho-Son-of-A-Betcha-Thought-I-Was-Gonna-Say-Something-Else position and I nominate myself for the position!
All that I ask for, in return is that every construction project be submitted to me, in an 8-part form, 18 months in advance of commencing the work, signed by at least 7 engineers, approved by THEIR bosses and a PDF of sample road signage that will be used so that I can make sure that the signage is aesthetically pleasing to the stressed driving public!
Oh yeah, and I ALSO want a universal walkie-talkie that can communicate to any sign-turner in the area so that, when I’M in traffic so I can call ahead and tell them to turn SLOW in my direction!!!
In summary, do any road construction bosses know that there are things called SCHEDULES and that there is this awesome SHARING CALENDAR system called GOOGLE CALENDAR where everyone can coordinate schedules?? Somebody PALEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE call somebody to coordinate these road construction projects, YA JAGOFFS!
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