Beltline Bullshit

October, 22, 2007, by David

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Well, not really bullshit, it certainly needed repair;  but with 10 months of beltline resurfacing coming to the south of the city- I imagine quite a few commuters are not excited about the alternate paths.  The 13 miles of beltline from Wade Avenue to the 40 split east of the city will be slowly replaced every night from 9pm to 6am.  Drivers are encouraged to go *way the hell out of the way* north of the city on 440 or 540.  The fun starts tonight, the N&O has the gritty details:

The work includes replacement of about a dozen broken concrete pavement slabs, with extensive repair work to the existing pavement elsewhere. After repairs are finished, all lanes in both directions will be topped with a layer of special asphalt called UltraThin.


UltraThin- the new Black.

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  • Dana
    10/23 03:06 AM

    That section was completed in 1983. A quarter of a century is pretty good.

  • erin
    10/23 12:19 PM

    ive used ultrathin before.  but it broke…

  • Vince
    10/23 03:32 PM

    As a person who drives this stretch everyday to work, I see a couple of “ideal” but probably not “real” solutions.  Some people could approach their employers about alternate work schedules so that the traffic doesn’t seem to be an issue.  Of course, this is entirely up to the person and a company shouldn’t change their hours of operation.  I’m so fortunate to be able to make up my own schedule. 

    But this is also going from 9pm to 6am, so most people won’t have to worry about it.

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