118 streets on Columbus' list for repaving this year

Apr 7, 2013 Full story: The Columbus Dispatch

Bethel Road, here at the intersection with Olentangy River Road, is one of the main arteries due for fresh asphalt.

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sidekick

Columbus, OH

#1 Apr 7, 2013
This puzzles me why i never drive on a smooth road. The construction zones seem to be disaster flop. By the time they get anything done, the temporary road beats your car/truck to pieces only to have the next few miles in plan to "repave" in the next few months. It's unbelievable how they don't make a road last longer than it does, and why would a "seam" have to feel like a speed-bump on a 65mph highway? Do they expect it to settle into place after 2,000,000 cars hop their shocks off the frame?
I'm not sure on the engineering aspect behind it all, but damn, I would assume they're cutting corners to make more money, assure job security and/or face deadlines that can't pass quality judgement.
Anyhow, whatever the plan might be....It's going backwards in future development as i'd imagine we're beyond dirt roads, but closer to flying vehicles than a flat surface to rage on an idiot driver in front of you.
Bottom line, If a crack breaks a mommas back, all women would be in wheelchairs here. LOL
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#3 Apr 7, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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Take a look at 670the going west to east when you go over 71. There is a drain on the curve that is 10 inches two high and.based on the bridge even when the finish coats are applied it will still be too high for.anything but tire busting.
Road suck here because they create union jobs for the repaving / rebuilding companies. The road base is not thick enough or well drained and the top layers even concrete is thick enough and or reinforced enough.
I agree. You ever notice how quit a few drains are stuck right where everyones tires has to hit them? For gods sake, they couldn't place them in the middle of a lane? It's a permanent pothole. What about the cobweb asphalt repairs? Looks like they're trying to camo the yellow lines in the road.

Whatever it is, their method should be obsolete ASAP.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 7, 2013
Srotaredomtihstae Spook wrote:
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Speaking of lines that bridge over the scioto on 104 by where Inland products used to be hasn't had lane lines for years and all the reflectors are brolen out. On a rainy night it is a free for all on lanes.
I go through there quit often. With all the dump trucks and what not, that area is fit for a tired dune-buggy to flip over in. Hell, I've drove in smoother alleys than that whole side of town.

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