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loveandpain

Terre Haute, IN

#1 Sep 23, 2012
STAY AWAY FROM I 70, IT WILL TAKE YOUR LIFE
Dr Phil Goode

Terre Haute, IN

#2 Sep 23, 2012
Here's an idea, get the troopers away from sitting on college bars at quitting time, and get back up on I70 where they belong. There needs to be more presence up there. I guess that's what happens when you lay off half of your motor carrier inspectors. Way to go Mitch!
Reaper

Marshall, IL

#3 Sep 23, 2012
AGRE, AGREE
Whats the death count in the year and a half two years the construction project has been going on. If we had a decent media outlet here they'd be all over that!
what

Terre Haute, IN

#4 Sep 23, 2012
Reaper wrote:
AGRE, AGREE
Whats the death count in the year and a half two years the construction project has been going on. If we had a decent media outlet here they'd be all over that!
but that would take effort
Disturbed

Terre Haute, IN

#5 Sep 23, 2012
It's a death trap, we can thank Mitch Danials for that!
what

Terre Haute, IN

#6 Sep 23, 2012
Disturbed wrote:
It's a death trap, we can thank Mitch Danials for that!
no you can thank stupid drivers
Pea picker

Clinton, IN

#7 Sep 23, 2012
I-70 has always had a lot of accidents before or during construction. That stretch of road was always known for it. Whether or not you have ISP troopers present won't deter poor driving skills. If an idiot thinks he is exempt from safe driving it won't change no matter who is on the Interstate
Anhwjnfjhghg

Paris, IL

#8 Sep 23, 2012
If you want to complain about the cops, why not complain about their constant inability to fix the car vandalism in this town? Sure, this recent death on I-70 was horrible--nobody is denying that--but every damn day and night someone winds up having their car keyed, windows bashed, tires slashed... Hit-and-runs are a hobby to some losers in this town.

The sad thing is that you can throw a rock in any which direction and hit about 20 cop cars. Really makes you wonder what they're doing to fix things...

It's really disappointing.
Natalie

Aurora, OH

#9 Sep 24, 2012
I avoid I 70 at all costs. Part of the problem is the construction - just Saturday my husband drove to 231 from TH and there are three separate construction zones, in one he could not tell what was still to be done, so why not open it? It's ridiculous. They put barrels back so far and force traffic to merge before needed. They have an "end of contruction" sign at the Brazil exit and not 1/4 mile ahead they have the beginning of another construction zone.

You are right Reaper, someone should be looking into the statistics of this part of 70 and doing some hard reporting, but we lack the talent and desire to do those types of reporting. Even if they do a "report", it's usually only surface info and never reporting of the real caus

“The Ministry of Information”

Since: Jan 12

Terre Haute, In

#10 Sep 24, 2012
Natalie wrote:
I avoid I 70 at all costs. Part of the problem is the construction - just Saturday my husband drove to 231 from TH and there are three separate construction zones, in one he could not tell what was still to be done, so why not open it? It's ridiculous. They put barrels back so far and force traffic to merge before needed. They have an "end of contruction" sign at the Brazil exit and not 1/4 mile ahead they have the beginning of another construction zone.
You are right Reaper, someone should be looking into the statistics of this part of 70 and doing some hard reporting, but we lack the talent and desire to do those types of reporting. Even if they do a "report", it's usually only surface info and never reporting of the real caus
Sure, that makes sense, your husband can't tell what work still needs done so we should just go head and open the interstate back up.
lessonlady

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Sep 24, 2012
Who's job is it to set up the signs saying "road construction ahead" and so forth, is the asphalt contractor or the state?
I would like to think whoever the job belongs to, that they should be held accountable, and shoulc have to come up with a better plan of action.
Know

Terre Haute, IN

#13 Sep 24, 2012
Here is what really gets me: You'll go through approximately 8 miles worth of 1 lane traffic, and come to a a 20 foot section with 1 guy working and literally 10 standing around watching. It's not a mystery why these projects take a year to complete. Government workers have no incentive to do things efficiently, which is why I wish road management was privatized with contractors renewed and reviewed annually.

Government agencies have NO incentive to do things in a timely and effective manner (And, this is the very reason government unions fight so strongly against oversight, they would hate to actually have to compete for a paycheck like the rest of us).
Momma

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Sep 24, 2012
Aren't these jobs contracted out to companies? The state workers are there to supplement manpower. But you're right, seems state hi way workers don't hurt themselves.
Know

Terre Haute, IN

#15 Sep 24, 2012
Momma wrote:
Aren't these jobs contracted out to companies? The state workers are there to supplement manpower. But you're right, seems state hi way workers don't hurt themselves.
The material aspects are usually private contracts (Gravel, Asphalt, Concrete, etc) but the actual workers are INDOT state employees. At the more local level, different counties and cities may have private contractors do road work.

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#16 Sep 24, 2012
Companies like Wabash Valley Asphalt or excavating contrators do alot of the road construction/repair. Small projects are handled by state employees.
iknow

Terre Haute, IN

#17 Sep 24, 2012
Momma said wrote:
Companies like Wabash Valley Asphalt or excavating contrators do alot of the road construction/repair. Small projects are handled by state employees.
they also tear up bridges with their lowboy ,hehehe
keller

Terre Haute, IN

#18 Sep 24, 2012
you should look into semi drivers that drive over there allotted time. they they get tired and doze off, or just dont pay attention

Since: Sep 12

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#19 Sep 24, 2012
iknow wrote:
<quoted text>they also tear up bridges with their lowboy ,hehehe
Actually it wasn't the lowboy, it was the boom on the loader.
big daddy

Terre Haute, IN

#20 Oct 9, 2012
cursed by wva's crappy work
Death Road

United States

#21 Oct 9, 2012
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