highway repair

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  1. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    if any of you are familiar with road repairs, help me understand this:

    road crews are out, complete with signs but i don't see any work going on. every area they are in has a LOT of sand on the roadway and seems to be part of the process. can anyone explain?:waiting
     
  2. TeleBlack

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    Ahh, this thread should be good.

    :munch
     
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    Afternoon nap.
     
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    Don't forgot the cop sitting on the side of the road ahead of the zone with his lights on, earning OT for being on Facebook all day. Grrrrrr.
     
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    It's called "not killing the job".
     
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    & how do we get all hwy repair to go like this?
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  7. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    well...it's been entertaining so far.
     
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    For what it's worth new highway construction blows my mind. The materials they use these days is crazy. Like high density Styrofoam layers to build up the grade. Ground tires in the roadway. Deicer systems right in the roadway. Pretty cray stuff.
     
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    Hire the guys from Top Gear. (Jeremy Clarkson was recently suspended from the show, btw, for an fight of some sort with a producer)

     
  10. 84superchamp

    84superchamp Silver Supporting Member

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    yep, it's new and high-tech these days.

    i suspect the sand is a prep for something coming, i just don't know what or how.
     
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    aynirar27 All You Need Is Rock and Roll Gold Supporting Member

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    there are repair crews, and sign/cone crews. it's possible the sign crew set up early or the roadwork has been completed but sign crew hasn't been back to clean up. the latter is more likely on a big highway job where there are cones as far as the eye can see.
    I haven't noticed sand, but sand/gravel is the most commonly used aggregate for filling in any areas before being paved, maybe just be leftover or sloppy clean up job
     
  12. 84superchamp

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    never any cones out (i travel this route daily) but i'm thinking it may be fill, to prepare for paving. if you hit it with a group of cars at high speed, you get a mini sandblast job.
     

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