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Storm Drain Work

Uploaded: Dec 8, 2012
Upgrading the storm drains is essential, and to our community's credit, we passed a measure a few years back to make it happen. Aged infrastructure, leading to flooded streets, etc. will be mitigated as a consequence of this effort.

I live in an area of town where major work is taking place right now. Since I have an office in my house, I am home some days working. What a nightmare.

I tolerate all the goings on because I believe the project needs to be done. Dealing with the noise, the parking challenges, and worst of all the metal plates that cover the trenches at the end of the day of work (every time a car drives over them, it sounds like doors slamming) is just awful.

There is so much equipment, cones, and other necessities. It is a bad time of year for this to be going on, since the days are short and the weather is rainy. It makes the project even more difficult. I am afraid to drive on my street, day or night.

Neighbors are parking their cars away from the activity, which has aggravated some nearby neighbors who are finding places on the street where they normally park occupied by cars that typically are not there.

We just have to deal with this and get through it. While it gos on, it is a huge pain the the butt.

On a positve note, I had excess Tootsie Pops from Halloween,and I gave a bag of them to the crew supervisor. Happy workers that day!
Community.
What is it worth to you?

Comments

Posted by Sam, a resident of ,
on Dec 8, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Paul,

You should be celebrating, not just tolerating this work. Buck it up, man!


Posted by Ducatigirl, a resident of ,
on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I would be celebrating if the cleaned the storm drains in my neighborhood. I haven't seen this done here for at least two years, hence all the flooding at the end of my street.


Posted by whine, a resident of ,
on Dec 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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