Thursday, May 3, 2012
This Old Interstate
Then, the show changed. Bob Vila left, followed by a succession bad hosts. The show took on projects only the extremely wealthy could afford. It had a scripted and rehearsed feel.
Be that as it may, I was reminded of something carpenter Norm Abrams once said while driving on Interstate 81 on a recent morning. Norm hates brick porch steps. He reasons that there are too many joints, and all joints eventually fail-- especially ones exposed to the elements.
Did you see the work on 81 in the Scranton/Moosic/Avoca area? It's all joints, patches, and seams.
I will preface this next part by saying yes, I know money is an issue.
Penndot appeared to have two choices-- resurface the road, do it once, and do it right... or put patches all over the place, patches that won't last, and patches that will have to be re-done.
You already knew which one they chose.
Trucker surveys always rate Pennsylvania roads at the bottom of the national list.
Surprised? I think not.
AT 12:00 AM