Couldn't agree with you more Barry. On top of the loose gravel and dust, every bump, dip and pothole that existed on these streets are still there. It appears all they did was spray oil on top of the existing pavement without smoothing out any of the bad spots or filling any of the potholes and spread gravel on it, so the streets are just as rough as they were before the paving began. Just another example of half assing something that needed to be done to save a few bucks. Anything worth doing is worth doing right in my opinion and this isn't one of those times.
Is the county doing this? Whoever is, has done the same thing in our subdivision. Well, now we know how our tax dollars are being spent.
See what you get from one of those "Christian Paving" companies?
If the street in front of the Messenger is like this one, it will soon be corrected.A good editorial on the situation should do it.Ker choo!
It was done by the city of Decatur.They went with the low bid which came in $50,000 less than the other bid.From the updates:STREET PAVING – There’s going to be a whole lot of paving going on in Decatur in the next several weeks. The city now has 13 street projects planned after it opened bids Monday. The projects are part of the city’s 2006 street maintenance plan, which the city council has been pushing to get completed. The total cost of the projects will be nearly $130,000. A complete list of the streets to be improved is in today’s Messenger.
this isn't paving - it's chip-sealing which is merely a way to seal the existing pavement (pot holes and all) from water penetration. Prior to chip-sealing, they should have smoothed out the pavement. Like many said, low bid.
Decatur taxpayers have been ripped off again.EMS BuildingJailHigh SchoolI need some more vaseline.
Cronyism. Friends. And a butt plug for the average, not-so-well connected citizen.
Completely forget all the street talk...I have a bigger problem... I can't get that dang song out of my head!!!
Those streets are mortifying. I guess the street sweeper was running out of things to do. Surely the city council is smart enough to correct that ridiculous mess.
I wandered what the hell are U doing, if this were a county road, that would be a major improvement for years. We don't need surface, we need streets for a few more years. I thought maybe tha Commish Rankin had some chip&seal left for 2006 and made one of his deals again instead of the county roads. He probably cleared him some of that $225,000 left over budget for your road.
We all know Txsheehan had something to do with it. Its not always just drugs or alcohol or rock trucks involved. Her cheap tampons could have plugged some potholes though !
What they are doing to the streets in Decatur is like putting perfume on a pig, it's wasted. The reasons for so much loose rock are 1. That dirty dusty stuff won't adhere to asphalt emulsion. (precoated rock would have been much better, a little more costly but worth it.) 2. Not enough Asphalt per sq. yd. it needs to be thicker to embed and hold the rock(least half the width of the rock the rock (or as yankees say chips) aren't chips made from taters? There is a seal that works it's commonly called Fog Seal, no rock, no dust. For everyone who believes the rock used was washed, i have a good buy on ocean front property in Arizona.
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