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Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.

But at least it means the road construction is moving forward. Hopefully
the rain won't mean delays in the project.

The rain's been nice as well, come to that.

Jim
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Re: Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

Jim Henderson,

> And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.
>
> But at least it means the road construction is moving forward. Hopefully
> the rain won't mean delays in the project.
>


I don't mind road construction as much as the resulting road constriction.


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Re: Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:39:36 +0000, DougB wrote:

> Jim Henderson,
>
>> And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.
>>
>> But at least it means the road construction is moving forward.
>> Hopefully the rain won't mean delays in the project.
>>
>>

> I don't mind road construction as much as the resulting road
> constriction.


I'm actually quite happy they're working on the street (construction due
to be done in October/November), because the gutter sides have sagged so
far that it's trivial to bottom out the car going into the driveway.
I've been looking forward to it for some time.

But it seems some of the people in the neighborhood are unhappy about the
time it's taking - they don't know how much work has to be done to do a
job like this right.

I do wish they'd opted to just close the road, though - that probably
would've sped things up a bit. Problem is, it's an arterial road (and,
at that, a federal road - they got federal funding for the construction
as a result), so I suspect that they can't just shut it down for a month.

I've been quite pleased at the frequency of communication as well as the
helpfulness of the construction workers.

Jim



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Re: Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

> And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.

Mmmm bitumen.

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Re: Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

Jim Henderson said something like:

> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:39:36 +0000, DougB wrote:
>
> > Jim Henderson,
> >
> >> And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.
> >>
> >> But at least it means the road construction is moving forward.
> >> Hopefully the rain won't mean delays in the project.
> >>
> >>

> > I don't mind road construction as much as the resulting road
> > constriction.

>
> I'm actually quite happy they're working on the street (construction
> due to be done in October/November), because the gutter sides have
> sagged so far that it's trivial to bottom out the car going into the
> driveway. I've been looking forward to it for some time.
>
> But it seems some of the people in the neighborhood are unhappy about
> the time it's taking - they don't know how much work has to be done
> to do a job like this right.
>
> I do wish they'd opted to just close the road, though - that probably
> would've sped things up a bit. Problem is, it's an arterial road
> (and, at that, a federal road - they got federal funding for the
> construction as a result), so I suspect that they can't just shut it
> down for a month.
>
> I've been quite pleased at the frequency of communication as well as
> the helpfulness of the construction workers.
>
> Jim


The first time I was to your house, I noted the curb height when I
opened the door of the Shilo van and hit the *curb* with the door! I
also noted on a visit a couple of years later that it had seemed to
have increased. Good thing they got it fixed, as on my next visit I
might have had to bring a ladder! <bg>

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Re: Nothing like the smell of asphalt being poured

On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:42:28 +0000, Lindsey Johnstone wrote:

> Jim Henderson said something like:
>
>> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 19:39:36 +0000, DougB wrote:
>>
>> > Jim Henderson,
>> >
>> >> And thank goodness for that. That stuff STINKS.
>> >>
>> >> But at least it means the road construction is moving forward.
>> >> Hopefully the rain won't mean delays in the project.
>> >>
>> >>
>> > I don't mind road construction as much as the resulting road
>> > constriction.

>>
>> I'm actually quite happy they're working on the street (construction
>> due to be done in October/November), because the gutter sides have
>> sagged so far that it's trivial to bottom out the car going into the
>> driveway. I've been looking forward to it for some time.
>>
>> But it seems some of the people in the neighborhood are unhappy about
>> the time it's taking - they don't know how much work has to be done to
>> do a job like this right.
>>
>> I do wish they'd opted to just close the road, though - that probably
>> would've sped things up a bit. Problem is, it's an arterial road (and,
>> at that, a federal road - they got federal funding for the construction
>> as a result), so I suspect that they can't just shut it down for a
>> month.
>>
>> I've been quite pleased at the frequency of communication as well as
>> the helpfulness of the construction workers.
>>
>> Jim

>
> The first time I was to your house, I noted the curb height when I
> opened the door of the Shilo van and hit the *curb* with the door! I
> also noted on a visit a couple of years later that it had seemed to have
> increased. Good thing they got it fixed, as on my next visit I might
> have had to bring a ladder! <bg>


Indeed, there are days where it's felt like we needed a ladder. 🙂

At the old house, there actually were days a ladder was needed - they
dropped the crest of the hill 5 degrees or so, and the trench in front of
the driveway was something like 6' deep.

Jim



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