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Thank You Ironman!

 
mgpilot
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A big thank you to all those involved in putting on the Ironman event, we finally have some decent roads and all the potholes have been filled in. It's a shame they will do this for a big event and not just because it needs to be done.

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Topic starter Posted : April 29, 2011 10:23 pm
SunnyCaribe
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It's great!

But for the record, the DPW got $millions to repair the damaged sections from the flooding last year, and they're just now getting around to spending it all in a rush.

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth, I'm just sayin'...

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Posted : April 29, 2011 11:11 pm
ms411
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Maybe if they had fixed them last year after the rains, they'd need fixing again this year and there'd be no money. Just like people who spruce up their houses just before the guests arrive! It happens all over the world.

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Posted : April 30, 2011 12:24 am
speee1dy
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they do this every year for the ironman. and they always wait until the last minute.

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Posted : May 3, 2011 12:53 pm
stiphy
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While this year's job is slightly better than previous years in that they re-did the gutters near Canegeta and actually paved all the way across, in general when things are done last minute they are done at higher cost and with less quality.

I just wonder if corners were cut as they frantically tried to complete this the day before the race. We'll find out, I'm certain when the road washes out again during rainy season if it was a rush job rather than a well thought out and engineered one.

Also, I guess "striping" (local term for putting double yellow line's down) a road is a thing of the past in STX, it seems like they don't even try anymore even when they do get federal funds for projects!

Sean

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Posted : May 3, 2011 1:52 pm
Hiya!
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What I can not believe is they haven't put the lines back up at the intersection by cool out bar and the dump.

How is tourist supposed to know the convoluted system for yielding and stopping there? Someone is going to get seriously hurt.

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Posted : May 3, 2011 2:38 pm
stiphy
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What I can not believe is they haven't put the lines back up at the intersection by cool out bar and the dump.

How is tourist supposed to know the convoluted system for yielding and stopping there? Someone is going to get seriously hurt.

Yeah, this is a disaster waiting to happen. Even with lines its a disaster waiting to happen...without it's just amazing it hasn't happened yet.

Sean

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Posted : May 3, 2011 3:41 pm
jefgar
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If they would just alter the route for the triathalon every year -- the way the Tour de France changes its route -- we could get the whole island re-paved.

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Posted : May 3, 2011 4:49 pm
stiphy
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Wow, maybe someone read this thread, there is string down on the newly paved section of road just east of town, looks like striping will be going down! It will be amusing to see double yellows for about a one mile stretch if they don't do the rest!

Sean

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Posted : May 3, 2011 6:09 pm
CAtoSTX
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about those "cutting corners".... have you been East of Shoys? They paved the REALLY bad spots like the bottom of 7 Flags and the section near the crossover to south-shore road.. but there are some DEEP holes that they simply filled with cold-patch... I'm surprised it didn't wash away in Sunday afternoon's rain.

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Posted : May 4, 2011 2:05 am
Neil
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If they would just alter the route for the triathalon every year -- the way the Tour de France changes its route -- we could get the whole island re-paved.

Ain't that the truth.

Thought: What's going to happen if we don't have flooding damage between now and next year, and thus, no funding for next year's repairs?

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Posted : May 4, 2011 11:58 am
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