Wednesday, July 6, 2011

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Have you ever wondered how they know where to make the cuts in the roadway during a reconstruction project? Now you know!

Actually, it's not too far from the truth. There are supposed to be plans that show what's under the road -- usually utilities like water, sewer, gas, cable, etc. They have crews that go out and locate where the pipes and conduits are, and they mark up the roadway with spray paint.

Sometimes there are surprises, like on University Avenue they uncovered some old trolley tracks that weren't included on any plans. And there are quite often archeological finds. That's one of the things that make road projects interesting! least to some of us they are.

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