VDOT Extends Hours to Finish Afton Mountain Soil Project

VDOT's soil removal project that shuts down Interstate 64 on-and-off throughout the day will continue Monday. Full Story
jjjjkj

Waynesboro, VA

#1 May 12, 2013
Do what you gotta do boys -- don't worry about these whinny crying spoiled locals who can't stand the delay.... I cross the mt 4 times per day and it's clear that it has to be done and done during the day... All these little crybabies would cry louder if the slide came down on passing motorists - which would eventually happen....
TL in Cville

Midlothian, VA

#3 May 13, 2013
I understand the need to have the work done, I just wish VDOT had been more insightful at the beginning. They determined the work would take 4 days only. Seems to me that who ever planned the project didn't take into account that it might actually rain in the Spring causing major delays in the work schedule. VDOT does good and important work, they just don't plan well.
Thinking free

Richmond, VA

#4 May 13, 2013
jjjjkj wrote:
Do what you gotta do boys -- don't worry about these whinny crying spoiled locals who can't stand the delay.... I cross the mt 4 times per day and it's clear that it has to be done and done during the day... All these little crybabies would cry louder if the slide came down on passing motorists - which would eventually happen....
Says who? a gubment employee? That hillside had just as much chance to stay in place for the next thousand years.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#5 May 13, 2013
Thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>Says who? a gubment employee? That hillside had just as much chance to stay in place for the next thousand years.
Common sense says so. It's not a natural hillside. It was a cut made when the road was made, and gravity has been working on it ever since. The bank was obviously slumping. You could see it from the road. It wasn't going to wait another thousand years, or ten. It appears that it was already moving. I suppose that you could wait and clear it off of the road, but people would be inconvenienced then too.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#6 May 13, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
Common sense says so. It's not a natural hillside. It was a cut made when the road was made, and gravity has been working on it ever since. The bank was obviously slumping. You could see it from the road. It wasn't going to wait another thousand years, or ten. It appears that it was already moving. I suppose that you could wait and clear it off of the road, but people would be inconvenienced then too.
OK,(I'll say it but it will hurt), your probably right, I just have little faith in what gubment employees tell us.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#7 May 14, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>OK,(I'll say it but it will hurt), your probably right, I just have little faith in what gubment employees tell us.
If you don't expect good answers, then you probably won't get them. Don't forget that you are their employer. You pay for services: you should get services. Maybe it's because you and the other person both mispelled government If I was a government employee looking at written inquiries I would put aside the one that said "gubment" and move on to a serious request.
SmallTownGal

Charlottesville, VA

#8 May 14, 2013
Can anyone tell me why they have to shut down the eastbound lanes as well? There really seems to be no chance of an impact on those lanes, but I'm willing to hear an explanation.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#9 May 14, 2013
SmallTownGal wrote:
Can anyone tell me why they have to shut down the eastbound lanes as well? There really seems to be no chance of an impact on those lanes, but I'm willing to hear an explanation.
I don't know the answer to that, but this guy does: Lou.Hatter@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Thinking free

Richmond, VA

#10 May 14, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
If you don't expect good answers, then you probably won't get them. Don't forget that you are their employer. You pay for services: you should get services. Maybe it's because you and the other person both mispelled government If I was a government employee looking at written inquiries I would put aside the one that said "gubment" and move on to a serious request.
You do understand that the mispelling intentional?
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#11 May 15, 2013
Thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>You do understand that the mispelling intentional?
Yes
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#12 May 15, 2013
Thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>You do understand that the mispelling intentional?
Of course, but so will any VDOT employee whose task it is to respond to complaints, and as CvilleMechEngr said, they will not look at it seriously.

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