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This is unreal! They were fixing potholes on US route 30 this morning. No big deal,right? Well here in western Pa. we fill the hole with tar and spread gravel over it! What a mess, so much for taking my car for a nice cruise. This is a major highway.
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I thought they filled the hole with used car salesmen and compacted them, but that would probably be improper fill. just kidding Grandsport.
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I thought they filled the hole with used car salesmen and compacted them, but that would probably be improper fill. just kidding Grandsport.
Too much mush.
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I thought they filled the hole with used car salesmen and compacted them, but that would probably be improper fill. just kidding Grandsport.
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This is unreal! They were fixing potholes on US route 30 this morning. No big deal,right? Well here in western Pa. we fill the hole with tar and spread gravel over it! What a mess, so much for taking my car for a nice cruise. This is a major highway.
You, my friend, are in need of some highway maintanence personell with a brain. That crap will be out of the pothole before sundown. While they waste your tax dollars. Tommorrow they can do it all over again. "If it ain't hot, its snot". No replacement for hot asphalt. But it sure is good for job security.

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I was honestly waiting to see a pacifica cubed by a salvage yard in a giant hole and being used as filler while they fill the rest with pot ash.

Bummer.

Here in MN, they have trucks that spray the crap right down onto the road through a hose pumped in from a container in the back of the truck. Nice except it also can srpay the cars passing if they get to close. I suppose it's incentive to keep your distance.

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Around here, they fix potholes in concrete roads with cold-patch. There are stretches of roads with multiple generations of "fixes" in the same spot.... they literally patch the patches, rather than fix it right.

The latest "thought" that our local gov'ts had is, it would be better to tear up some of the paved roads and make them gravel again, so they can save money on repairs.
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For those of you wondering............ roads could never be patched with Pacificas. They would last too long and too many state workers would loose their jobs.
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Around here. They dont seem to even care if the pothole is even full of water when they go to fill it.

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Around here. They dont seem to even care if the pothole is even full of water when they go to fill it.
They were doing that here a few weeks ago, the water was at least 8 inches deep and the guy was putting down asphalt.
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Around here. They dont seem to even care if the pothole is even full of water when they go to fill it.
Same thing here!!!And they wonder why city workers get such a bad rap.

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my favorite is when they put down oil and chips. Try driving your nice clean car over a road freshly sprayed with oil.

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my favorite is when they put down oil and chips. Try driving your nice clean car over a road freshly sprayed with oil.

I remember my Mom as a kid used to like it when there was some fresh tar or asphalt on the road. She'd always speed up to throw some up in the wheelwells, because she thought it was good for the car. Technically, yes, but we use undercoating today.

As far as crappy roads, yeah, some of your road crews must've learned from ours. A few years ago, my friend calls me up laughing, says they're finally paving a road they've been digging up for over 2 years. And right behind the paving crew is the Board of Water Supply, cutting the fresh asphalt to get back down there to where they were working. We've got the patched, patched, patched, patches too.

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