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Re: Road Work

Postby bdcbbq » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:29 am

bob_rx2000 wrote:
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South Bender wrote:If that was their normal shift, working overnight would make sense. Too bad it doesn't work that way.


While it may not be a "normal" shift working overnight with a schedule shift should be doable. Someone wants the work.



I thought you were aware of the clause in the government employee handbook that forbids doing anything that would make sense, bdcbbq...


True, but road crews do have a history of working overnight to avoid the heat and get a job done easier. While I'm not surprised he didn't Luecke should have caught the "green" angle of doing it overnight. Instead he added to the air pollution of SB.
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Re: Road Work

Postby South Bender » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:01 pm

I really can't remember the last time I saw road work in St. Joseph County being performed at night. Can somebody give me an specific example, please. And I mean actual road work, not utilities like sewer, water, etc.
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Re: Road Work

Postby ElkPeep » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:21 pm

Are these guys union? If so your not going to make them do anything they don't want to do.
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Re: Road Work

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:51 pm

South Bender wrote:I really can't remember the last time I saw road work in St. Joseph County being performed at night. Can somebody give me an specific example, please. And I mean actual road work, not utilities like sewer, water, etc.


I can't remember the last time I saw actual road work being performed period..... day or night... :doh: :roll:
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Re: Road Work

Postby bdcbbq » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:30 pm

South Bender wrote:I really can't remember the last time I saw road work in St. Joseph County being performed at night. Can somebody give me an specific example, please. And I mean actual road work, not utilities like sewer, water, etc.


There was some night work done when 933 was rebuilt years ago. That was probably state/federal funding. Night road work is not that unusual. Some companies do it on their own to speed up construction for the bonus, catch up to complete a job before the deadline, and avoid temperatures like we have now. In the situation we are discussing a little planning would have served residents well.
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Re: Road Work

Postby South Bender » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:04 pm

Happy Mom wrote:
South Bender wrote:I really can't remember the last time I saw road work in St. Joseph County being performed at night. Can somebody give me an specific example, please. And I mean actual road work, not utilities like sewer, water, etc.


I can't remember the last time I saw actual road work being performed period..... day or night... :doh: :roll:


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Re: Road Work

Postby John Q Public » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:54 pm

When I think of road work, I'm thinking of the road crews working doing what they are supposed to be doing...all in an effort to get the job done. I have NEVER seen that! And we wonder why these project take so long. Watch sometime...one guy doing the work while two others (or more) are watching. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Road Work

Postby Happy Mom » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:11 am

3 paving projects set for next week


6:36 a.m. EDT, July 29, 2011

SOUTH BEND -- The city's Public Works Department has scheduled three paving projects for next week.

Brookfield Street will be paved Tuesday between Lincoln Way West and Fassnacht Street.

Cleveland Avenue will be paved Wednesday between Lincoln Way West and LaPorte Avenue.
http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/sb ... 4231.story
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Re: Road Work

Postby Yorktown » Mon Aug 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Capital Avenue construction means 20 mile detour

Posted: 6:47 AM Aug 15, 2011
Reporter: Katherine Rufener
Email Address: katherine.rufener@wndu.com

Capital Avenue in Mishawaka will be shut down beginning August 15 from Lincolnway to 12th Street.

Crews will be installing a large drainage pipe across the highway.

During the closure, traffic will be directed on a 20 mile detour.

Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 20, north on State Road 23, and east on Lincolnway, back to State Road 331.

Southbound traffic will be directed west on Lincolnway, south on State Road 23 and east on U.S. 20.

Construction is expected to be complete by August 20.

http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/C ... 21593.html


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Re: Road Work

Postby Happy Mom » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:57 pm

Yorktown wrote:
Capital Avenue construction means 20 mile detour

Posted: 6:47 AM Aug 15, 2011
Reporter: Katherine Rufener
Email Address: katherine.rufener@wndu.com

Capital Avenue in Mishawaka will be shut down beginning August 15 from Lincolnway to 12th Street.

Crews will be installing a large drainage pipe across the highway.

During the closure, traffic will be directed on a 20 mile detour.

Northbound traffic will be directed west on U.S. 20, north on State Road 23, and east on Lincolnway, back to State Road 331.

Southbound traffic will be directed west on Lincolnway, south on State Road 23 and east on U.S. 20.

Construction is expected to be complete by August 20.

http://www.wndu.com/hometop/headlines/C ... 21593.html


Good grief.

This is totally unacceptable and shameful. I can guarantee it will be twice as long to open than they report.... :naughty: :hand:
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