Road Construction

» Site Navigation
Home Page The Villages Maps The Villages Activities The Villages Clubs The Villages Book Healthcare Rentals Real Estate Section Classified Section The Villages Directory Home Improvement Site Guidelines Advertising Info Register Now Video Tutorials Frequently Asked Questions
» Newsletter Signup
» Premium Tower
» Advertisements
» Trending News
» Tower Sponsors




















» Premium Sponsors
» Banner Sponsors
» Advertisements
Closed Thread
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-16-2020, 08:54 PM
Gene Babb Gene Babb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Road Construction

Why in during the height of population would they want to tear up Buenos Vista and Morse Avenue for approximately six months and then close Canal Street for two weeks while the construction is on?

Why not wait for Canal Street construction to finish, then do a multi crew work on either Morse or Buenos Vista doing the construction on just one of the two major North /South Roads and when finished do the other?

This way one of the two will be wide open reducing the major traffic congestion during peak season. Better yet, why not wait till after March to do the work?

It appears as it is right now, we will have two major roads down to one lane and the best alternate shut down at the same time.

This is similar the the brainstorm of closing the Spanish Springs Theater during peak season rather than waiting.
  #2  
Old 01-16-2020, 09:00 PM
anothersteve's Avatar
anothersteve anothersteve is offline
Gold member
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 1,197
Thanks: 382
Thanked 1,662 Times in 527 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Babb View Post
Why in during the height of population would they want to tear up Buenos Vista and Morse Avenue for approximately six months and then close Canal Street for two weeks while the construction is on?

Why not wait for Canal Street construction to finish, then do a multi crew work on either Morse or Buenos Vista doing the construction on just one of the two major North /South Roads and when finished do the other?

This way one of the two will be wide open reducing the major traffic congestion during peak season. Better yet, why not wait till after March to do the work?

It appears as it is right now, we will have two major roads down to one lane and the best alternate shut down at the same time.

This is similar the the brainstorm of closing the Spanish Springs Theater during peak season rather than waiting.
Just to mess with the snowbirds?
Steve
  #3  
Old 01-16-2020, 09:02 PM
CWGUY's Avatar
CWGUY CWGUY is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3,669
Thanks: 3,660
Thanked 1,367 Times in 609 Posts
Default

Add road repair to the LONG LIST of things Villagers want to be in charge of.
__________________
__________________________________________________
Trying To Understand Some People Is Like Trying To Smell The Color 9
  #4  
Old 01-16-2020, 10:10 PM
Chatbrat Chatbrat is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 4,412
Thanks: 0
Thanked 984 Times in 381 Posts
Default

remember the old song 16 tons, I owe my should to the company store, well the villages is the company store; but you don't owe your soul, you live here by choice, and you don't owe anyone anything
  #5  
Old 01-17-2020, 07:17 AM
Bogie Shooter Bogie Shooter is online now
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 15,380
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2,077 Times in 947 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWGUY View Post
Add road repair to the LONG LIST of things Villagers want to be in charge of.
__________________
The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell.
“Only truth and transparency can guarantee freedom”, John McCain
  #6  
Old 01-17-2020, 07:51 AM
mulligan mulligan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,929
Thanks: 16
Thanked 243 Times in 118 Posts
Default

The sidewalk superintendents don't realize that they are avoiding the rainy season, thus keeping the grindings from the road out of the storm drains, and insuring the best possible bond between the layers of asphalt.
__________________
........American by birth....Union by choice
  #7  
Old 01-17-2020, 08:56 AM
Two Bills Two Bills is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 2,866
Thanks: 712
Thanked 3,423 Times in 1,120 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulligan View Post
The sidewalk superintendents don't realize that they are avoiding the rainy season, thus keeping the grindings from the road out of the storm drains, and insuring the best possible bond between the layers of asphalt.
Please do not confuse the argument with answers or facts. Thank you.
  #8  
Old 01-17-2020, 12:18 PM
Velvet's Avatar
Velvet Velvet is offline
Sage
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 3,045
Thanks: 659
Thanked 2,107 Times in 916 Posts
Default

Thank you for explaining about the rainy season, otherwise it did seem a bit stupid to do the construction during the peak season. But your reasoning makes sense.
  #9  
Old 01-17-2020, 12:23 PM
Gene Babb Gene Babb is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Rainy season does make sense... How about doing one road with multiple crews (quicker) than the other to provide a good alternate for Major North --South travel
  #10  
Old 01-17-2020, 02:52 PM
Marathon Man Marathon Man is offline
Platinum member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,690
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1,425 Times in 523 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gene Babb View Post
Rainy season does make sense... How about doing one road with multiple crews (quicker) than the other to provide a good alternate for Major North --South travel
This seems like an important issue to you. Have you contacted the county to discuss it with them?
  #11  
Old 01-17-2020, 03:12 PM
vintageogauge vintageogauge is offline
Sage
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: village of Fenney, Ford City, Pa., and Hudson, Ohio
Posts: 3,134
Thanks: 1
Thanked 2,768 Times in 924 Posts
Default

I'll stay south of 466A for the season and get where I have to via 301 and some back roads. I really have no reason to go further north, if I need a hospital I'll go to Leesburg or the new Emergency center on 44 opening Feb. 3.
  #12  
Old 01-17-2020, 04:57 PM
EdFNJ EdFNJ is offline
Sage
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Bailed out of NJ after 68yrs and headed south.
Posts: 3,078
Thanks: 784
Thanked 1,987 Times in 820 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulligan View Post
The sidewalk superintendents don't realize that they are avoiding the rainy season, thus keeping the grindings from the road out of the storm drains, and insuring the best possible bond between the layers of asphalt.
Didn't they do the first half of the Morse BV project last summer during the rainy season? Sounds like a good logical reason but I think roadwork generally is able to deal with all kinds of weather. I think it's just called "bad timing." I don't think the comparatively light traffic on those roads will create major tie ups during construction. Your tax dollars at work!
  #13  
Old 01-17-2020, 07:50 PM
JoMar JoMar is offline
Sage
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4,396
Thanks: 10
Thanked 1,855 Times in 691 Posts
Default

Could it also be impacted by the contractor's schedule....somehow I suspect they have other contracts, not only The Villages and if they are the contractor of choice then the customer works around their schedule also.
__________________
No one believes the truth when the lie is more interesting

Berks County Pennsylvania
  #14  
Old 01-17-2020, 09:11 PM
kcrazorbackfan's Avatar
kcrazorbackfan kcrazorbackfan is offline
Sage
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 3,058
Thanks: 137
Thanked 1,030 Times in 316 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CWGUY View Post
Add road repair to the LONG LIST of things Villagers want to be in charge of.
And this place would look like "the projects" in most major cities in a hurry.
__________________
For each of us, life is a journey. Where has your life taken you? Your entire life leads to the next step, the chance to define yourself by where you're headed, instead of where you stand. Today is the day you introduce yourself to your destiny.
  #15  
Old 01-17-2020, 10:43 PM
villagetinker's Avatar
villagetinker villagetinker is offline
Sage
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Village of Pinellas
Posts: 6,837
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1,780 Times in 729 Posts
Default

Note: most of this work is done at night with minimal interference to the daytime traffic, Also, if I understand the sequence of the projects, BV will be starting in the North section while the Canal street work is being done, so NO interference, by the time they get to the section of BV between 466 and 466a Canal should be done and will be a suitable detour route.
__________________
Pennsylvania, for 60+ years, most recently, Allentown, now TV.
Closed Thread

Tags
construction, major, roads, street, wait

Thread Tools

You are viewing a new design of the TOTV site. Click here to revert to the old version.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.