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Whats up with the Street Patching?

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by rlab, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    Looks horrible. Why weren't the streets just fully paved?
     
  2. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Active Member

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    Better ask VDOT.....HOA has nothing to do with it.
     
  3. Silly Yak

    Silly Yak Member

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    That is rhetorical, right? If not, it's cheaper.
     
  4. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    Do you think you would get a letter from HOA if your driveway looked the way the streets do?

    (Yes - rhetorical)
     
  5. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Patched driveways. No, you would not get a letter.
     
  6. shim

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    No Letter. Just a special assessment for connecting pavement patches at a later date.
     
  7. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Don't forget.....the HOA can hold you to a higher standard than the state! :)
     
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  8. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    Guess I should have been more clear - really referring to all of the tire marks from driving through the new patches. I know they will wash/fade away eventually. But looks pretty bad right now....
     
  9. ALtheHokie

    ALtheHokie New Member

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    I think the real goal here is eventually all of the tire marks will connect from patch to patch and the road will be entirely paved.
     
  10. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

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    Glebe View is a mess and worse than before the patches and there are still cracks and separations on the road surface. Perhaps the goal was to make it rougher to slow traffic down versus properly paving to prevent future road surface degradation.
     
  11. Everett

    Everett Temporary Earthling

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    I just spoke with VDOT - what you see now is the finished product - this "sealer" is supposed to last 5 years or more. VDOT says, "it may not look so good right now, but in a few months it will blend in better"
     
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    Great, it's worse now than before the "improvements" were done.

    Driving on Village feels like you are driving on an old dirt road in the country. Progress!
     
  13. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    $$$$$ that's why.
     
  14. Everett

    Everett Temporary Earthling

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    Update - After speaking with VDOT yesterday, a VDOT employee actually showed up at my house to explain that they were mistaken when they said it was finished. They still have a top-coat to put down - this one is going to close streets or sections of streets for a couple days
     
  15. Sunstoner

    Sunstoner Southern Walk/ULTIMATE BUZZ KILL

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    Thanks for getting all the details and sharing them.
     
  16. mikebnllnb

    mikebnllnb Member

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    I'm glad they let us know they were topping our street today and that we couldn't pull out of our driveway. :angryfire::censored::censored::censored::angryfire:
     
  17. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    Ummmm - we pay "IN" a LOT of $$$$$ and this is the result?

    And with the price of Petroleum being so low - wouldn't this be the best time to do a full pavement?
     
  18. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    This is VDOT being cheap. I was talking to the guys doing the slurry topping. They were shocked that VDOT was doing it in residential areas like ours. They said it is designed more for rural and country roads. Her suggested the residents let VDOT know what they think.
     
  19. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Active Member

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    This road topping is the worst I've ever experienced ever- doesn't surprise me that VDOT is being THAT cheap!
     
  20. rlab

    rlab New Member

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    What's the best number to call? I'll let them know what I think - but would be best to know the same number here so everyone can call the same/correct person.
     

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