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Bombi
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I saw a paving machine and a big roller at the Eastern entrance to the bypass this morning, yow

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2011 1:12 pm
bathiel
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Bombi--do you know what the stated ETA is for completion? I've heard all kinds of timelines tossed around, but your post makes it sound like opening might be near.

Bernie

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Posted : December 7, 2011 1:54 pm
SkysTheLimit
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I think the ETA was 1980*-)

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Posted : December 7, 2011 4:37 pm
Bombi
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In May when I talked to the workers it was 6 months to completion, I believe the paving contractor is from off island.

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2011 4:58 pm
Bombi
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https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=3c0eda3e85f300a0f72db4cef30b0975&tab=core&_cview=1
the GSA paving contract was awarded to VI paving

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Topic starter Posted : December 7, 2011 7:08 pm
East End Doug
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It's good to see VI Paving will be doing the work we can expect pot hole in 90 days.

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Posted : December 9, 2011 9:36 am
STXBob
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It's good to see VI Paving will be doing the work we can expect pot hole in 90 days.

An employee of a local paving company once told me that the main reason for poor road conditions is that the gov't doesn't pay to build and maintain the roads as needed. Drainage is not maintained. Instead, dirt and vegetation fills the ditches and covers the shoulders, causing the shoulders to break down, and causing excess water to sit on and flow over the road surface, breaking it down. Also, the gov't doesn't always pay to prepare road beds properly or to do resurfacing properly. Utility companies also dig up perfectly good, new roads to get to their pipes and cables, but they don't patch properly afterwards. Instead, the gov't pays to patch as they go. If the gov't paid more and managed better, we'd have good roads. I don't blame the paving companies.

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Posted : December 9, 2011 1:14 pm
terry
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If the road bed is not prepared properly the paving will not keep pot holes from happening.

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Posted : December 9, 2011 2:48 pm
lily1025
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how could the government possibly pay more money to maintain the roads?they're too busy spending yhe money on themselves!!

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Posted : December 9, 2011 5:22 pm
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