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SidecarFlip

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Another season of Sucko Secondary Roads...
« on: December 15, 2018, 03:09:35 PM »

CL and I have lived out here for around 35 years now and every year the secondary road out front has gotten worse.  No amount of grading and gravel helps, the gravel just vanishes in a day or two in the quagmire, replace with goo and potholes.  Every secondary road in Moron (yes, moron) County that I drive on is the same, a quagmire, saturated road bed, laced with deep potholes...

The MCRC don't seem to care for if they did, they'd recognize the obvious issue, something that don't take a rocket scientist to understand...

If the road bed is lower than the berms on each side and there are no below grade drainage ditches for the water to flow into, the roadbed remains saturated and any application of gravel just vanishes in the sand in a day or so.

If the MCRC got off it's lazy arse and instiuted a comprehensive program of cutting roadside ditches and berms, the secondary roads in this county would look like those in Lenawee County.  I live about 3/4 mile from Lenawee County and the road I live on (Mc Carty) makes an astonishing change when you cross the county line.  Why?  Because the road bed is higher than the berms and there are drainage ditches at least on one side of the road for the water to drain into.

Amazing how a simple solution that totally escapes the MCRC, but then I expect no less from them.  The MCRC is a total waste of tax dollars from what I see.

Finally, the MCRC owns a Gradall with a ditch bucket that sits in their facility on Telegraph.  They need to use it instead of it being a ornament paid for with tax dollars.

Idiots.
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Re: Another season of Sucko Secondary Roads...
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2018, 03:10:38 PM »

I just wrote a letter to the Monroe News as well.  I was a bit nicer than I am here....lol
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Re: Another season of Sucko Secondary Roads...
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2018, 06:49:14 AM »

I live close enough to Douglas Rd that when an illegal truck goes down it all the dishes in my cupboard rattle.  Years ago when they rebuilt it my neighbor and I told them when they started working that water from the west side ditch ran under the road to the ditch on our side and of course the road settled leaving a gap and depression.  It was real visible.  The engineer told us we were nuts.  We tried to show him but he wouldn't have any of it.  Shortly after rebuilding it began to sink and now every heavy vehicle makes a thump that sometimes the house shakes or you can hear the load shifting..
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