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The Arch Street experience

April 22, 2013

I am a bit of a history buff, so I always wondered what it was like to drive on a Corduroy road in the colonial times....

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wwhickok

Apr-23-13 8:03 AM

I donate my "time and energy" to all kinds of projects, My time and energy is spent working for $ and that money goes to the local government for taxes to pay for their 'projects' all over the city.

So my 'whining' is justified, we're all paying taxes, we should get what we're paying for.

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Garben78

Apr-22-13 8:18 PM

How do you think they can pave till the asphalt plants open from winter shutdown? Just be glad their is something that resembles a road and your not stuck in a rut with your wagon while horse poop is flinging in your face. I mean isn't their a project you can donate your time and energy too instead of whining like some senseless sap on a newspaper blog?

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wwhickok

Apr-22-13 11:51 AM

bornandraised, most of the work was done at the near end of winter, if you can't pave in winter don't do road construction in winter. They 'repaved' the road at the end of March I believe.. so you CAN pave in Winter clearly. They just did a really sh*tty job of it.

Many of the Newberry Roads and Sidewalks need redone. The entire area of down is one big disaster.

Additionally the highway between Hepburn Street and Market Street needs fixed(heading North bound). It feels like I'm slamming into a speed bump every time I drive that section of the road.

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SteelerFan

Apr-22-13 10:12 AM

It's the same everywhere, resurface the road and then dig it up. Check out Southern Ave in South Williamsport.

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cheyenne

Apr-22-13 10:10 AM

I realize this is off-topic but here it goes anyway- Happy Earth Day everyone! Just listened to "The Last Resort" by The Eagles. Can't think of a more fitting or beautiful song for the occasion. Take care all.

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DavidBross

Apr-22-13 9:56 AM

I agree with bornandraised. I believe that those in charge didn't want it to turn out this way. It was most likely the least worst of several poor options. Nonetheless, I give the author two thumbs up for humor and creativity!

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Tedeaux

Apr-22-13 7:42 AM

I read a story in the paper years ago about a east Texas town that had been pushing the County to repave the main drag through town for more than twenty years. Finally the county relented and resurfaced the road. Everyone in town was happy with the result. The next day the phone company dug a trench across their newly resurfaced road to bury a phone cable and the process of begging the county to do something about fixing the road started all over again!

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eriklatranyi

Apr-22-13 5:46 AM

The road also had more horse puckey on it in colonial days.

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bornandraised

Apr-22-13 5:01 AM

If you want an omelet you have to break an egg. I'm sure it will all be taking care of soon. You cant pave in the winter.

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