Friday, May 17, 2024

Time for rehab

 The road I live on is the last one in the township with more than a dozen homes, which is NOT paved. We have been asking for something more than loose gravel for over 25 years. The township has always been non committal.

Yesterday they started a BIG project. I can't begin to count the number of BIG loads of material that has been dumped here the last two days. These are BIG big spreader trucks. The spread a load, then a water truck comes along, then a grader comes along and then that big roller has a go at it. Then they repeat and repeat and repeat. 

This roller thing is driving us crazy. Everything in the house is shaking. The pots and pans that hang from the beam are banging together. M. is worried that the water in the well will be stirred up. It's only fifteen feet deep, on a spring and right next to the road. I don't think we will be consuming it for a few days to give it a chance to settle down.

We still don't know if we are getting a more durable top coat. Other than fixing the big culvert where the creek flows under the road and building it up to prevent seasonal flooding, I've never seen this much rehab in the 30 years I've lived here.  

They started at FIRST light this morning!


  1. Wow! That is annoying, but hope it results in a better road for you.

  2. You are right abought waiting those few days, but even then you could pour a couple of test glasses to see how much sediment comes through.
    As for the time period, your's might not have been the only complaint.
    Be Safee and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  3. Yikes!! It gravel road gets the same treatment but we aren't near enough for it to bother us. We just want them to keep the pot holes to a minimum and the dust as well.

  4. That's interesting about the well -- I hadn't thought about that. Is there anything one can do if that happens or there is an issue on your property?

  5. At least the result should be an improvement. But, yes, the gravel dump is not enjoyable at all. We are well back from the road, and we still get vibration from the scraper and the snow plough.