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okay, so, where I grew up, when roads were going to be closed for planned construction, THEY GAVE US SOME FREAKING ADVANCE WARNING. imagine my surprise at almost running over people nonchalantly setting up ROAD CLOSED signs on what is ALREADY my alternate route into work. if they start working on the only remaining exit out of town, i'm taking up hot air ballooning.
this area of the state makes me crazy sometimes. and i can't WAIT for all the cinder to be scattered on the roadways for the next seven months. because that's sooooooooooo helpful. we won't melt the ice with salt, we'll just give you a little traction so you can slide around less. hey, thanks.
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2006 at 08:31AM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments8 Comments

Reader Comments (8)

Cinder also eats holes in your car less. I'm all for cinder, although I do miss the neon blue chemical rock salt in Cleveland. It will melt ice at something like -40 degrees and eat holes in your fenders in 6.4 seconds.
Nov 3, 2006 at 09:38AM | Unregistered Commenterjared
i think i'll easily vote for safety over aesthetics...
Nov 3, 2006 at 09:48AM | Registered Commentermdog
arggggg! I felt the same way. And when I get my laptop back I will blog about it!

Nov 3, 2006 at 03:58PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
Yep, I think it's a southeast OH thing. It's like when they were working on the main highway to New Lex and then a few days later spontaneously started working on the one county road that runs parallel to it.

I've been told it's because one crew was working for the state and one for the county. But seriously, can't these people communicate with each other?
Nov 3, 2006 at 07:16PM | Unregistered Commenterkt
What are they redoing? 682 is in good shape. 33 seems to have many orange barrels up.
The joys of living in a town with a title "The".
Nov 3, 2006 at 08:38PM | Unregistered CommenterJen B
kt, i totally thought about your ordeal when i got to the roadblock.

jen, 682 at west union is under construction and at 8am there is traffic backed up far past the railroad tracks. and now they're working on johnson road. they were previously just working on the death curve, but yesterday it was closed all the way up to the high school. looks like i'm taking the bypass to work now.
Nov 4, 2006 at 10:20AM | Registered Commentermdog
Paul: you know, the bike path is construction and traffic free.... ;-)

Mdog: if you run out of ways to get to work due to unexpected road work, maybe you can get a paid "construction" day off of work.
Nov 5, 2006 at 09:24AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Ah, the death curve. Sometimes I would take a chance and turn left anyway...it was shorter than driving the whole way around....
Nov 7, 2006 at 02:14PM | Unregistered CommenterJen B

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