Friday, July 30, 2010


I came home from work today to see this north of my house. The street has been torn up since early June. All the sewers were replaced. The sidewalk ends in front of that house visible on the left and the street has never, ever had curbs and gutters. On the right side of the road, a block north of me, is the Second Baptist Church and they have always had water problems when it rains more than 3/4ths of an inch over a day. Standing water is ubiquitous by the church.

The road's been torn up since right after Memorial Day. I don't remember reading in the local newspaper about the project but it doesn't really affect me as I go south to get to the office. It has cut down on vehicle traffic, however, which we welcome. This street is a short cut between the train station and Lorraine Road which takes one to Roosevelt Road, a main east west thoroughfare. After the commuter trains disgorge their passengers at night, cars would drive way too fast for the street to avoid traffic.

Then, right before July 4th weekend, there was a construction strike. For 3 weeks, there was no activity. Indeed, they came and got most of the heavy equipment off the job. While it was nice and quiet, it set things back. The strike was settled on the 21st but work didn't really return until Wednesday. It's nice to see them doing some patching but I have no idea when this will be finished.

I'll have to let you know how the street is when it's done.

Beverage: Juice


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