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County road repair....at it’s finest.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hunter966, May 4, 2021.

  1. hunter966

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    Our county workers have got it figured out. Job security!!! This has been “fixed” for close to a week now. 5FFB425A-F97A-473A-9A7E-379D750EE75E.jpeg
     
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    You should see the gravel road 1 mile from my ranch....the road drops off steeply into the Canadian River Valley and the road turns into a raging river anytime we get over 2" of rain (if it comes quickly)....only 4 wheel drive trucks can navigate it. I just spoke with my neighbor on the ranch next to mine and his wife's car is sitting at the top of the ridge....he has to take his truck to pick her up....this lasts for days until the county makes it out to work on the road....my neighbor and I have both taken our tractors and my bull dozer to fix it in the past.....we just got 5.5" of rain so its pretty bad now...I'm going down Thursday to help
     
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    5.5” I can only imagine what your road is like.
     
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    Not just a county thing. There are roads in SW OKC patched up that way.

    So they overfill the hole by design, and then you have to drive over the "hump" for a few months, and then one day it gets a dip in the middle of it and it's practically another pothole again. But not even once was the patch actually flat with the rest of the surrounding road.

    I can't believe they haven't figured out a better way to patch up roads.
     
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    Typical Oklahoma roads. The pictures are deceiving. Some are 4 to 6 inches deep. Anyone from there knows what road I'm talking about.

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    They've invented the next generation machine that solves the problem with cold patch asphalt. Instead of meahing two types together hoping for a few months of use, someone thought it'd be better cut a standard hole and plug it with pre-made hard asphalt plugs. Brilliant but you end up with an older problem... municipalities don't like spending money on stuff that makes sense for city services... they only invest in dumb stuff they can hold press junkets on.

     
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    Back in the 70's and 80's when I watched football there was a commercial about some kind of underlayment sheet to prevent potholes a big company was hawking. I can't remember if it was Dupont or made from plastics or what. They really played it up big showing a big roll being laid down then the asphalt overlay but I never saw or heard of any entity using it.

    Anyone here remember this and what it was and better yet, was it effective?
     
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    Pretty sure it was Phillips 66 and it was in Tulsa. I was under the impression that it worked well but was probably too "expensive" for them to use it. It's always about the lowest possible bid. The upside is there is perpetual bids that way. :rolleyes: Our roads are a joke, a bad one!
     
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    Even some spots in OKC. Back when I had my fancy high performance BMW I would completely avoid the I40 bridge eastbound going over I44. I can understand a side road being a bit iffy until someone gets off their butt to fix it, but a main artery crossing the US???
     
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    I think they only fixed that because they had no other choice. It was almost condemnable it was so bad. Saw a couple of times that large chunks of pavement fell completely out of it. ETA: I mean ALL THE WAY out of it leaving a hole with daylight.
     

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