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Texas Road Death Trap
« on: September 03, 2009, 09:08:51 PM »

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Is there anyone who can tell me who is responsible for the upkeep of Texas Road? I have been living here for over 5 years now and in that time there has been no improvements to that road. Digging deeper ditches to help water flow and shoddy patch work is not an improvement. The increase in the population in the area only adds to an increasing problem.  Now they did attempt to fix the road by repaving it, but if you haven’t driven down that part of the road you are really missing out, whoever they paid to do that work got over, they didn’t widening the road like it needs to be, the fail to roll the asphalt to pack it, which lead to gullies from vehicles travelling over it, so water will fill up in the road and I cannot understand why they do not divide the road with yellow lines.  Now I know there are people who have lived here longer than myself and have probably seen that road come from a dirt road to what it is now, but my concern is that we all pay our property taxes and personnel taxes every year, but to me we have nothing to show for it.  Please can someone give me an intelligent answer instead of “we don’t have the money”, because to that I say you are full of it and maybe you need to go to a budgeting class, because you had money to spend on that crap of job on Texas road, you just don’t have and standards.

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 10:20:31 PM »
We have a tree sticking out 2 feet into the road here on teardrop road in Devils Elbow for weeks now.. The county is responsible, good luck getting it done.
 
 
Is there anyone who can tell me who is responsible for the upkeep of Texas Road? I have been living here for over 5 years now and in that time there has been no improvements to that road. Digging deeper ditches to help water flow and shoddy patch work is not an improvement. The increase in the population in the area only adds to an increasing problem.  Now they did attempt to fix the road by repaving it, but if you haven’t driven down that part of the road you are really missing out, whoever they paid to do that work got over, they didn’t widening the road like it needs to be, the fail to roll the asphalt to pack it, which lead to gullies from vehicles travelling over it, so water will fill up in the road and I cannot understand why they do not divide the road with yellow lines.  Now I know there are people who have lived here longer than myself and have probably seen that road come from a dirt road to what it is now, but my concern is that we all pay our property taxes and personnel taxes every year, but to me we have nothing to show for it.  Please can someone give me an intelligent answer instead of “we don’t have the money”, because to that I say you are full of it and maybe you need to go to a budgeting class, because you had money to spend on that crap of job on Texas road, you just don’t have and standards.

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 10:48:32 PM »
I liked living down here on Texas Rd a lot more when  it was still a gravel road..This latest fix really bothers me..The road is more narrow, because there is no shoulder to get to when you meet someone, like a big truck or school bus since they dug those trenches. I refuse to call them ditches..they are steep narrow and dangerous. the road bed is uneven and you are right, the whole road is a death trap.
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2009, 01:12:53 AM »
I hate to see what the winter has in store for us on that road.  I am sure there will be many off the side of the road...I assume they call ditches.

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2009, 01:57:22 AM »
Cant be too bad guys, the road looks great........but now people are going past my house at 60 mph again. I think I liked it better with the potholes, at least people had to slow down in front of my house.
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 02:22:27 AM »
I love the new Eastlawn improvements and will be glad when they finish the road.  I only wish they could do it all the way down Texas road.  It is bad for speeders though.  I wish the police would just come sit in our church parking lot.  They would make enough off speeders to fund the police force for the year.
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 02:28:30 AM »
     Raleigh road was just awful last Spring - someone visited our house and offered to contact the commisioners to fix it my husband said he'd go out him self and put the holes back--- cut the speed on that road by 2/3  (from like 60 to the posted 20)
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 03:26:27 AM »
just stand outside your house by the road with a hair dryer and see how fast they slow down~ or borrow a police car and park it nearby~

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2009, 07:35:34 AM »
Id still like to see that white jeep with the tan top explode as he passes. has any law enforcement been paying attention?
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2009, 02:15:05 PM »
he works on patrol cars...they probably don't pay much attention. 

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 04:27:49 PM »
then we need to make a formal complaint..pm me his name, please
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 06:13:08 AM »
he works on patrol cars...they probably don't pay much attention. 
Are you sure because I believe he works on post......I could be wrong tho, but when I used to pick my kids up everyday from school.........He would be comming off post when I was going back to the shop
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 11:06:46 AM »
if you are talking about the guy that has the water thing on the jeep.. cant think have the name lol... he workd at post cab (mechanic)

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 07:47:08 PM »
Well I would like to say that I am suprised that they have come to fix the road by those new appartments, However after seeing the job that they did, I am sure that it will be only a matter of time before the holes are back. I wonder if they know that when you put down black top that it must be rolled to ensure it is compacted. But I guess that would be to hard for them to figure out. But if you are interested in how to make it look good try searching the internet and found out how to lay asphalt. Here is a start:
You should have at least two people hauling wheelbarrow loads of asphalt, one person spreading it and another person leveling it. Spread it a little thicker than the desired thickness to allow for compacting it. Use a light coating of diesel fuel on every tool that will come into contact with the asphalt to help prevent sticking. Start compacting or rolling after the asphalt has started to cool, being careful to compact the asphalt evenly.

http://www.ehow.com/way_5780576_do-yourself-asphalt-driveway.html

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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2010, 12:11:56 AM »
I really love how they run out of stuff and call it job done.  Like I said before, people would complain...maybe even pass away, or condition deterioration if I dont complete my job. 
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2010, 07:18:35 AM »
Lol. People still think the county gives two shits about its residents. They dont. I always said it would take someone dying on this road to change things.. then someone did. Still nothing. Its fruitless to bitch anymore. Might as well bite the bullet or move. The ecomomy is screwed so theres no money to fix anything. I am suprised the finally covered the gauntlet (area right past the Apartments) with asphault. It wont last long, never does. give it a month and it will look just like it did. maybe some time in the future.....
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Re: Texas Road Death Trap
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2010, 02:26:14 PM »
funny how some folks still don't get it(or care) it is cheaper to do the job right the first time than doing band aid fixes.