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Old Mar 9th 2005, 5:33 pm
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I've always thought the roads were in pretty poor shape here, but so, it seems, is pretty much everything else:

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Crowded schools, traffic-choked roads and transit cutbacks are eroding the quality of American life, according to an analysis by civil engineers that gave the nation’s infrastructure an overall grade of D. A report by the American Society of Civil Engineers released Wednesday assessed the four-year trend in the condition of 12 categories of infrastructure.
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Aye, the roads are pants...dont' help that they prefer to patch them up each spring rather than invest in decent roads....but then the temperature change is pretty steep in places...still doesn't explain some of those pot holes that you can get lost in *l*
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Aye, the roads are pants...dont' help that they prefer to patch them up each spring rather than invest in decent roads....but then the temperature change is pretty steep in places...still doesn't explain some of those pot holes that you can get lost in *l*
When we managed to avoid an enormous pot-hole in the road yesterday, I commented to Himself that it's surprising someone hasn't been sued because of broken chassis or some such thing - Himself replied that a lawyer probably dug the hole ! LOL!
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I've always thought the roads were in pretty poor shape here, but so, it seems, is pretty much everything else:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7137552/

Crowded schools, traffic-choked roads and transit cutbacks are eroding the quality of American life, according to an analysis by civil engineers that gave the nation’s infrastructure an overall grade of D. A report by the American Society of Civil Engineers released Wednesday assessed the four-year trend in the condition of 12 categories of infrastructure.
We play a game here in LA called "things I've seen in the car pool lane" favourites include a sofa, a xmas tree, a childs bike, garden furniture , a warbrobe, 3 lawnmowers, an airconditioning unit, various garden tools and a TV- no-one ever clears this shit up it just get smashed to pieces over time - the I210 freeway will look like a scene from Mad Max soon :scared:
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We play a game here in LA called "things I've seen in the car pool lane" favourites include a sofa, a xmas tree, a childs bike, garden furniture , a warbrobe, 3 lawnmowers, an airconditioning unit, various garden tools and a TV- no-one ever clears this shit up it just get smashed to pieces over time - the I210 freeway will look like a scene from Mad Max soon :scared:

Sounds a bit like the I95 here in S. Florida....except ours also has the odd body on it.
 
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I heard that somewhere in Minnisota they are doing in experiment where instead of patching up holes they are going to build roads the same way they do in the UK. Then they will see over time if it is cost effective.
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I heard that somewhere in Minnisota they are doing in experiment where instead of patching up holes they are going to build roads the same way they do in the UK. Then they will see over time if it is cost effective.

it's the extreem temperatures and snowplows that screw up the roads the UK does not have any plows and rarley gets below freezing
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Apparently the roads in Florida are made from crushed Coral (like sand paper) and not asphalt. I can beleive this as tyres here have a life expectancy measured in yards more than miles.
 
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it's the extreem temperatures and snowplows that screw up the roads the UK does not have any plows and rarley gets below freezing
Aye, but roads that are just tar drizzled ontop of mud that was compacted is hardly a proper road either....
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Apparently the roads in Florida are made from crushed Coral (like sand paper) and not asphalt. .
they're paper mache and dog shit in LA...
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We play a game here in LA called "things I've seen in the car pool lane" favourites include a sofa, a xmas tree, a childs bike, garden furniture , a warbrobe, 3 lawnmowers, an airconditioning unit, various garden tools and a TV- no-one ever clears this shit up it just get smashed to pieces over time - the I210 freeway will look like a scene from Mad Max soon :scared:
Not to mention the number of ded dogs you see, I think dumbasses don't tie them up in the back of their pickups......such a shame for the poor things...
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Not to mention the number of ded dogs you see, I think dumbasses don't tie them up in the back of their pickups......such a shame for the poor things...
Oh no poor dogs, dont give a shite about anything else...but the dogs, I hate that
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Oh no poor dogs, dont give a shite about anything else...but the dogs, I hate that
hate dogs? or seeing them bounce out of the back of pick ups? Anyway, ain't it illegal to have a dog in the open cab of the pick up? is around here at least...
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hate dogs? or seeing them bounce out of the back of pick ups? Anyway, ain't it illegal to have a dog in the open cab of the pick up? is around here at least...
No Bob, I love dogs. What is classed as the open cab, do I assume its the area behind the driver, the open back part?
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No Bob, I love dogs. What is classed as the open cab, do I assume its the area behind the driver, the open back part?
only joking, tho missed the smiles..hmmm...
As for open cab, yeah, the back part of the pick up's...
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