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02-23-2014, 10:08 AM #1
Roads are Terrible!!! And getting worse!!
With the lowest temperatures in several years I have noticed the potholes and heaving from the frost of the roads is just terrible this year.. Digging holes in roads for my work I can tell you the frost(where its been plowed and not snow insulated)is at least 26 inches deep. It actually goes a bit deeper as things start to thaw.. Ive noticed the centerline of my local expressway has got several crevices and some large potholes that if your passing throws the vehicle around. Not good when the roads are a bit snowy..(Yeah I pass on snowy roads) How is the town,state, country going to afford all of this damage??? They put temporary cold patch which is very expensive to tempararily fill the hole then have to decide whether the street warrants a new surface when the weather permits.. There are not too many streets this year that look good after this winter IMO.
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02-23-2014, 10:19 AM #2
Roads are terrible here too in cortez, co. Sad because they usually do a good job with maintenance and upkeep, but they really dropped the ball these last few years.Chuckie!!!
02-23-2014, 10:26 AM #3
Our roads and highways haven't started to thaw yet, I would guess our frost is down double your depth @the phantom; but, our city streets are starting to break up badly. We always have surface break ups, but I think this year will be worse than a lot of the previous winters.
Or city crew has a machine that uses the waste from streets that had their surfaces shaved during the previous summer. This machine heats the waste (and they may add some tar, I don't know) and they have an acceptable "hot patch". It will outlast the "cold patch" by many weeks.Ray
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02-23-2014, 12:42 PM #4
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It's going to be a bad summer for roads all over the country.
To make matters worse most states get funds for road repair from gasoline tax by the gallon. Well, all vehicles get about 50% better mpg than they did 20 years ago. So more miles on the same gas tax revenue means more repairs for less money.
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02-23-2014, 01:12 PM #5
We do also have a 'hot' patch mix(some call it a chip seal) that they can put down that will last longer than the 'cold' mix, provided the hole is big enough.....2010 Silverado LT 1500 5.3L 4X4
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02-23-2014, 01:39 PM #6
Most of ours goes back to the plant as well, they keep a small amount for winter patches.
02-23-2014, 02:08 PM #7
AT 3.45 a gallon, up from 3.09 two weeks ago, they seem to be saving for road repair already in oklahoma, not that they will do much beyond drop another cold patch here and there, I went to the comedy club in bricktown a few years back, one comedian said when he was on his way to the hotel from the airport, he knew he was in a golfing state, as there were 18 holes to every mile of road.Life is short compared to history
02-23-2014, 03:35 PM #8
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02-23-2014, 03:49 PM #9
south of maryland no road problems except lots of falling trees in south carolina for many miles falling on rt 95...
02-26-2014, 12:20 AM #10
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