PennDOT steps in over paving debacle

PennDOT steps in over paving debacle

There are 18 comments on the Public Opinion story from Dec 18, 2010, titled PennDOT steps in over paving debacle. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

The contractor whose work on Pa. 16 drew criticism from Washington Township Supervisors, will return next spring to do the job right, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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dano

Mount Holly Springs, PA

#2 Dec 19, 2010
great, now we get to relive the nightmare
stooge

Carlisle, PA

#3 Dec 19, 2010
And where was the inspector when the work was being done ?
LARRY LEONARD

Waynesboro, PA

#5 Dec 19, 2010
THIS PAVING JOB COST ME,PERSONALLY,$23,000.00. I DAMAGED MY VEHICLE'S ENGINE AND HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ENGINE...I RECEIVED PAPERWORK FROM THE COMPANY IN BLUE BELL PA, THEY SAID "PROVE IT". I DIDN'T HAVE ANY WITNESSES,SO HOW CAN I DO THAT? THE PAVING COMPANY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF WHAT THEY DID TO OUR VEHICLES AND OUR WONDERFUL TOWN!!!
Bill W

Waynesboro, PA

#6 Dec 19, 2010
LL-I saw it happen! Give me details- I saw it happen! As for the guy quoted for the borough... He needs to be fired and someone put in the position that has the education and competency to do the job. The "good ol' boy" network gave the job to him... despite his "shenanigans" in the office; hopefully Mr. Cohen can take it from him!; or just put a shovel in his hand.
As for the township's concerns, I have the same ones here in town. Drive at night and don't know where "the line" is?! Bumpy ride... crosswalks suck! and by the way- I thought the crosswalk at the hospital was "illegal", but we put it in again? I must've missed that "study".
Bill from PA

Gettysburg, PA

#7 Dec 19, 2010
Is Mr Grubbs blind. It is just as bad in the boro as it is in the township. The roadway in the boro is uneven, the seams where the paving lines meet are also uneven and bumpy. Maybe Mr Grubbs should get his eyes checked or resign and let someone with better judgment take over the job.
Grow Up

Greencastle, PA

#8 Dec 19, 2010
Knowing there is state officials on every job this is plainly pitaful at best. We have these way far out of town people doing these jobs that they won't even have to drive, walk or even be on period. It's just not right.

So your making them come back and re do the job. AWESOME. Why not take care of people that have to leave early to go to work or to get anywhere. Why make them people live through that again. It should of been done right the first time. Everyone makes mistakes but when the almost the whole job wasn't done right is awful business.

Why not let them pay some extra taxes or bigger fines to help the average tax payer live through it again?
Bob

Shippensburg, PA

#9 Dec 19, 2010
Hope this works out for the Township. But, with PennDOT involved, it's doubtful.
FedUp

Chambersburg, PA

#10 Dec 19, 2010
Looks like the result of Federal Gov shovel ready job.
Welcome to OZ

Waynesboro, PA

#11 Dec 19, 2010
This is sub standard work! What will the companies fine be? They have destroyed Waynesboro and made the already bad driving situation worse in the boro over the summer Now you say they are going to do it again! What the F-ck! are you people for real! Fine the idiots, Pull thier Business License and pay the fine money to someone who knows what the H-ll thier doing. Fiscal restraint does not meen you use a bunch of idiots that have no clue what they are doing just because they under bid quality companies, it costs the tax payers more to do the work the second time.
Richard

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Dec 19, 2010
Local Governments never learn... Just keep picking the lowest bids and not at all considering who's doing the work. You get what you pay and who you vote for.
john doe 000069

York, PA

#13 Dec 19, 2010
I think they need get rid of a lot of people from Penn Dot. I remember it was in Lancaster I think a company had to redo a bunch of sidewalks because they were not ADA compliant. The wheel chair ramps were ever so slightly off and the inspecter said they must be re-done. Just think how many gallons of gas and diesel is sold each year. For every gallon of gas about .32 cents goes to the state. I think that .38 cents for diesel goes to the state. Penn Dot needs to do a better job. They also need to use money collected from license fees for just that not unemployement payements.
pv home

Landisburg, PA

#14 Dec 19, 2010
I believe this company is part of the same company that owns St Thomas Developement. Probably where the blacktop came from.
what

Gettysburg, PA

#15 Dec 19, 2010
LARRY LEONARD wrote:
THIS PAVING JOB COST ME,PERSONALLY,$23,000.00. I DAMAGED MY VEHICLE'S ENGINE AND HAD TO REPLACE THE ENTIRE ENGINE...I RECEIVED PAPERWORK FROM THE COMPANY IN BLUE BELL PA, THEY SAID "PROVE IT". I DIDN'T HAVE ANY WITNESSES,SO HOW CAN I DO THAT? THE PAVING COMPANY SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF WHAT THEY DID TO OUR VEHICLES AND OUR WONDERFUL TOWN!!!
$23,000 for an engine??? is it made of gold??
81 driver

Gettysburg, PA

#16 Dec 19, 2010
has anybody been on 81 north or south lately? BETWEEN MILE MARKER 25 & 37? thAt is the most crappy paving i have ever seen. It is also dangerous, ecpecialy to motorcycles. The road is not flat. Seems to have uneven grooves the entire length. Ask anyone that has ridden a cycle on it

Since: Jan 10

Waynesboro, PA

#17 Dec 19, 2010
They need to come back and redo the bridge approach out on Marsh Road. That is the worst paving job I've ever seen. It is rough and uneven.
Say What

Reading, PA

#18 Dec 20, 2010
my opinion wrote:
Its to bad that someone wasn't out there checking out their work, befor it went this far.
Sad part is that there were PennDot inspectors and Engineers on site, every day and this mess still happened!!!

Hmmmm, now ya wonder why PennDot quickly stepped up and said they'd address the issues?!?!?!?!?!
Taxpayer

Northumberland, PA

#19 Dec 20, 2010
For those with an issue on how that road was paved, you are far from alone. Every road any contractor paves for PennDOT is uneven, bumpy, wavy, and has crokked lines. And all the joints are a bump leading to and from every bridge. PennDOT caters to these worthless contractors with nothing forcing a contractor to produce a quality finished product. In some cases, the old pavement road better. It's not like this in other states for sure. Just drive on their roads and see for yourself.
Going Somewhere

Greencastle, PA

#20 Dec 20, 2010
what wrote:
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$23,000 for an engine??? is it made of gold??
If it is a diesel or some specially sports car by the time to pay for the dealership to take it out and put a new one in and everything else involved that is what it cost. They probably spent over $5,000 just figuring out what is wrong with the motor to find out if it is fixable. You have to remember a dealership is that a dealership not your back tree mechanic. They have procedures they have to go through. Also some of the newer stuff you have to take the cab off or pull the whole frontend. That may take a day or two at over $100.00 an hour adds up fast.

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