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Watching Concrete Dry

Saturday, August 20, 2011

As the concrete crews worked their way from north to south along Percy Julian Drive Friday, the surface's final white color lagged a couple hundred yards and a couple hours behind. Crews paved a single strip nearly the entire street wide from Washington Street to the Greencastle Middle School entrance. Work will continue Monday as the rest of the road and the entrances to the school parking lots are paved. Once the paving is done, it will take another four days before the concrete can bear the load of vehicle traffic. [Order this photo]

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Why is it that these guys cant work on Saturday? If they had maybe the project could have been completed on time.

-- Posted by dcsaiht on Sat, Aug 20, 2011, at 8:08 AM

Agreed! I'm glad someone else has the same view as me!

-- Posted by jminglert2 on Sat, Aug 20, 2011, at 8:42 AM

The faster the job is done the more profit the company would have made. It seems that some of you may need a little more education. There are always snags in jobs like this one. Lets just be happy we are getting a new road.

-- Posted by logical101 on Sat, Aug 20, 2011, at 10:25 AM

We had a sign up last year, telling us it was coming, so maybe the city could have done the bidding process before school was out, and made a contract that set a early August completion date instead of an October date. With a reasonable bonus for completion early and a penalty for long over-due completion. 11 weeks in summer, remember? It's just a better way to ensure your job is the one the company concentrates on, not one job out of five the company has going on at the same time, in different parts of the state.

-- Posted by alfr1 on Sat, Aug 20, 2011, at 11:07 AM


I don't even understand (nor can I imagine anybody else does as well) "That would be putting education above a company making money" Really, what does that even mean or how does that relate to anything? Your losing your creditability as some one worth arguing with since your logic is so convoluted. Why does this road thing frost your shorts so much or is it just everything frosts your shorts?

-- Posted by LitNup on Sun, Aug 21, 2011, at 8:46 PM

Yup, that sounds like his logic. Typical anti-everything rhetoric.

-- Posted by stranded67 on Sun, Aug 21, 2011, at 11:35 PM

A bridge in Californina can underfgo major repair and be done in a weekend and a street in Greencastle still isn't done in due time.

-- Posted by dumpsterdiva2 on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 7:48 AM

Please provide more information on the bridge that was fixed on a weekend, a link or something to the story. I can not imagine the scope of the two projects were the same or there was equal allocation of money. They build a house in one week on TV but I doubt you could afford, yourself, to build a house in one week. If a bridge was fixed in a weekend means one of two things, there was not much structural damage, maybe just paving or two they poured enormous amounts of resources and manpower.. because something can be done in a weekend does not necessarily mean it applies across all projects. Please provide information. I can say I have great six pack abs on here and be 300 lbs in real life. If we don't have to prove it or be accountable by people knowing who we are...we can say anything.

-- Posted by LitNup on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 4:24 PM

You must be talking about the San Francisco Oakland bay bridge. They were placing a prefabricated detour section with a (fabricated well before the 4 day labor day closing) to lower by helicopter to replace a section. This was only one small part of an overall bridge restoration... they did not repair the entire bridge. They are in the process of replacing distressed steel parts in the overall structure over a much longer period of time. Is this the bridge you are referring to?.

-- Posted by LitNup on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 6:35 PM

Does anyone know when the construction on the south side of town will be completed? Covering 231 crossing veterans highway.

-- Posted by glitz-n-glam on Wed, Aug 24, 2011, at 6:54 PM

Concrete ????? that will last all of about 2 winters......

-- Posted by Rescueme on Thu, Aug 25, 2011, at 1:27 AM

So on what science or basis of engineering are you basing this absurd projection that reinforced concrete that thick will last about two winters. So what would be the motivation of saying such a patently absurd comment other than to be negative just because you can be.

-- Posted by LitNup on Thu, Aug 25, 2011, at 7:51 PM

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