Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by PA. Woodsman, Feb 8, 2019.
Looks bad unless you drive a tank.
That's one of the downsides of living in a rural area
You can't get much worse than that.
Last winter, it was slightly worse than the pic shows, and THREE full sized 4x4 pickups got stuck on that road, and had to be towed out, their 4 wheel drive would not even get them out.
And people wonder why I stay home so much ........
I would gladly trade the roads here for a paved road with a few potholes ..........
Around here, in winter, most of the asphalt plants close due to the cost associated with heating them. The DOT requires some to stay open but days and times are limited. You also need to keep “top” warm during transport so it will “stick” to the road that need patching. Large patches are almost impossible to do this time of year in our area. Best they can do is fill holes with “cold patch” which car tires quickly throw out of the holes. You get used to the holes and frost heaves.
I like pot hols, Sober people weave around them, drunks just plow through them. If I get stopped for weaving, I simply point out I drive a 25 year old truck and the steering is a little loose and I'm doing my best to avoid them. I tell them to fix the damn road and the problem will go away, so it's there problem not mine. It works every time. They say OK just be careful.
Still no repair work done??
I guess I shouldn't complain about my recently paved road by my house. It was a junky chip-and-seal road, but it drained well. I maintained my on-street parking area myself, bringing in road mix to keep water from pooling.
It's been beautifully paved now with a curb. Unfortunately, there's a bloody LOW SPOT right where I park my cars. During heavy rain it's maybe 2 inches deep. Light rain, maybe an inch, and given time to drain, it'll stay pooled at 1/2" at it's deepest. Water remains there for days and it collects leaves and dirt. I'm tempted to dump a couple loads of road mix over the top of that, but the city would not be pleased with me if I did that.
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