Business Slowed By Construction

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Some businesses along Route 309 said "business as usual" has taken a back-seat to construction cones.

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Jobagofdonuts

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Im sure its hurt sales at the scoop but there prices sure do show it ! WAY overpriced Ice Cream... Go to the little store in town.. Much better and cheaper...
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Jun 7, 2010
 
Penn Dot....They are down at the end of the construction... Watching from the Dunkin Donuts...
What a joke the are....lol

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Isn't this mess done Yet !!! When is it scheduled to be done ? I'll have to check penn dot's schedule.
Que

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Jun 7, 2010
 
I could have dug that road with my shovel faster than they are doing. There must be a crew of a whole 5 or 10 men working on the entire road.

I guess that H&K is milking the job as filler work. A year to dig up a mile of road?

Old man Haines must have greased Rendell's palm. Never before have I seen such a straightforward project take so long.

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Maybe too many Qualudes.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
Suezanne wrote:
Maybe too many Qualudes.
ROLFMAO!:)

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Que wrote:
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ROLFMAO!:)
I keep seeing this around the forum, I always wondered what this means?
Que

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Suezanne wrote:
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I keep seeing this around the forum, I always wondered what this means?
"Rolling on the floor laughing my A @@ off!"
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Jun 7, 2010
 
Suezanne wrote:
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I keep seeing this around the forum, I always wondered what this means?
And me bad, a typo, it's ROFLMAO!:)

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Jun 7, 2010
 
Que wrote:
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Thanks, Boy an hour just went by, nice chatting with you. Noone wants to listen to me here, they tell me to go away, so I vent on the net.
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#11
Jun 7, 2010
 
So the diner went to the Boro and had the traffic patterns changed to suit their agenda (regadless of the annoyances it created for the neighbors) and it didn't make any difference. Nice
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#12
Jun 7, 2010
 
Oh and as for the completion date...it is suppose to be Oct this year. Rumor has it that the could be done sooner, BUT the company is dragging it out because they have nothing schedule afer that.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
Why isn't there a due date and late penalty in the contract?? government at its finest.
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Jun 7, 2010
 
It could be just my warped brain, but please explain how it would be beneficial for the company to drag this project out, regardless of a late penalty or a due date?

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Jun 7, 2010
 
wow wrote:
Why isn't there a due date and late penalty in the contract?? government at its finest.
Excellent Point !
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Jun 7, 2010
 
"Construction is supposed to be complete in October, but businesses on 309 are hoping for an early completion"

LMAO

Like the project will finish early, heck it probably won't finish on time.
Jobagofdonutsisa dork

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Jun 8, 2010
 
The Inside Scoop Overpriced!? ARE YOU NUTS? Their prices are by far much more reasonable by the crap at DQ and B-R! Plus it is all made on site and absolutely delicious!!! The building is really cool too. Why don't you get educated before you spew off your donut filled rear-end?
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Jun 8, 2010
 
My donut filled ear is just a bit smarter than your sorryass... I can buy 1/2 gallon of much better ice cream for the price those gold diggers want for two scoops... Who cares what the building looks like..
You must be one of those Materialistic City slickers that moved into town... Get a life buddy !

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Mr Nobody Scott wrote:
My donut filled ear is just a bit smarter than your sorryass... I can buy 1/2 gallon of much better ice cream for the price those gold diggers want for two scoops... Who cares what the building looks like..
You must be one of those Materialistic City slickers that moved into town... Get a life buddy !
Ditto on that one... there's the "local's" ice cream shoppe on main that's about 1/2 the price of the scoop - not to mention I'd rather walk the few blocks to get there instead of piling into the car to go to the scoop. Nope, not gonna cross 309 on foot with the babies. Don't get me wrong, the scoop is really cool and we go every once in a while, but it's more of the "tourist-y" type - and priced as you would expect. As far as the diner goes, it's actually pretty easy to get in and out - but I suppose if you don't live there you may not know to take the alley to 4th street. We just walk the couple of blocks if it's nice out. On a side note, it's cool to see Coopersburg getting a little press - albeit it's primarily a traffic gripe.

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Jun 8, 2010
 
Suezanne wrote:
Isn't this mess done Yet !!! When is it scheduled to be done ? I'll have to check penn dot's schedule.
It's actually not too bad, so long as you know to use main street and the backroads to Quakertown. Plus, it should be really nice (and safer) once it's all done. If I do have to use 309, it's typically the inconsiderate "front-platers" who don't know how to drive and cut everyone off that get on my nerves.

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