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There was plenty of frustration about an unstable slope at a construction site along a Interstate 81 last week. But imagine what didn’t happen.
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In one word…that is damn lucky.
As to 81 it gets down right nuts at times. I wrote a song called, The 81 Song about it.
Thank God nothing like that happened. As with any job nothing is perfect. There are always varabiles beyond control in everyone’s work. While this effected a lot more people and caused havoc on other roads, I for one appreciate what VDOT workers do. All to often I see people ignore signs or warning lights. People always seem to know better than the professionals. Luckily, we do not lose more life’s.
Well, I’m glad that they’re alright, but if that had been my car, I’d definitely have to replace the upholstery.
…and this video is proof that McDonald’s is everywhere.
Bill, I’ve got your Liberty Street cd with the I-81 song on it, and I love it!
Thanks Warren, up in Penn. they always ask for that crazy song . At first I did not know what they meant .
But yea it can get nuts out there but not as bad as the GW bridge, thats crazy.
Holy cow! This was in Keelung, Taiwan!
The question is, was all the work necessary in the first place? Also, was the unstable slope a direct consequence of some error? Because I think it probably was.
I live in Elliston, near Rowe furniture. The detour was ridiculous. I’ve been dealing with it at night for over a year now. To get stuck with it during busy hours was a nightmare. I’m not sure the unstable slope was anymore dangerous than pumping all of I-81′s traffic down 460. There were plenty of accidents, and I don’t think there were fatalities, there easily could have been.
If the contractor had taken the time and effort to do more geological studies of the area, these kind of things would not happen. The simple “one size fits all” approach that construction companies tend to use usually lead to situations like the one that occurred on I-81. I have to wonder why contingency were not in place for this kind of problem. Routing a major highway on to a road that was never designed to handle the amount of traffic was foolish. It’s amazing that it worked at all. Hopefully they will discontinue blasting until a better plan for traffic control can be put in place.
Re: billhudson | September 2, 2013 at 2:02 pm
Anything like Vaughn Horton’s PA Turnpike’s
“Now I’m up in Somerset, and snow plowing ain’t come yet
Pennsylvania Turnpike, I’m stuck on you.“?
Back when I worked PA, every morning when the compute was in significant snow the every country music DJ and a few of the Pop DJs played that one.
I can’t find that on You Tube. Wish I could.
The PA turnpike is a horrific highway.
However, bill Hudson & others, I recall the days of traveling western Virginia on Highway 11 with college friends to visit their families in Pennsylvania, New York, etc. One drive several of us took was to attend the U.S. Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, NY. My room mate lived there. Long drive but I still remember the race. Jim Clark beat teammate Graham HIll to win. Clark was killed at a Formula Two race in Germany the next April. He was a great driver.
What DID happen on Twitter
there’s your boy/man/it, whatever
NO body wants that saintbridge…euuuuu…thats your boy!!
#3 : In McDonald’s mcmanagement classes, participants are told, ‘The sun never sets on the McDonald’s Empire.’
#10 I know there are a few out there and I am not that good at doing that kind of stuff. If you look me up on ReverbNation I think there is a video there (81song).
#9 Now I will have to dig up that tune, sounds cool.
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