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VDOT turned my paved road into a dirt road - May 26, 2009, 11:22 AM

I tried to find something online to show you all what I'm talking about, but I suck at .

Last Wednesday, I'm heading home on the bike and at the entrance to my subdivision I see a bright orange sign that says "Loose Gravel." I'm cautious all they way back to my house, but see nothing. Oh well, maybe someone forgot the sign after doing utility work, right? Lord knows our street needs it!

Thursday I leave for work, roads look fine. I come home, turn on to my particular street to find that my paved road is now a DIRT ROAD. I figure they've just dug up the pavement to repave, right? There's gravel EVERYWHERE and tar...

Later, I find a sign that basically indicates that this dirt road is it. VDOT has COVERED our originally paved road with a combination of tar and crushed rock in order to protect the original crappy surface. It's part of VDOT's rural road protection plan. I was going to call and complain today, but forgot to bring the phone number with me and they close at 4 (of course).

A neighbor complained and VDOT says that with time the gravel will get pushed aside, the tar will rise up, and it will act more like normal pavement. Until then, I'm holding my breath every time I come or go on my bike. My road looks UGLY and it's going to affect property values. I'm getting my Isuzu Rodeo ready to sell, but who is going to buy a car from someone who lives down a dirt road? And I know the yellow stripes down the middle of the road are just suggestions, but still... No markings.

Everyone, be careful. I live down Davis Ford and I saw them doing this to other streets in my neck of the woods. There's going to be a lot of gravel in Virginia's future if we can't convince them to just pave like normal states.


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May 26, 2009, 11:25 AM

this isn't uncommon


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May 26, 2009, 11:27 AM

they are actually fixing our roads on Oak St and elsewhere in Yorkshire
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May 26, 2009, 11:57 AM

Did they actually pull up the old pavement or did they chipseal over it? I would bet it's chipseal; they lay tar down and gravel chips over it. It's bad for a couple weeks and eventually, the gravel gets crushed into place and the road is somewhat newly surfaced. Not as good as new pavement, but cost effective for rural roads. Not excusing it. It definitely sucks to be a rider and live on one of these roads. Just saying, it'll get better.
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live in civilization..... problem fixed
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May 26, 2009, 02:09 PM

there is so much civilization out here by us that you cannot even use the highways like normal people because the highway is litterally a parking lot.

PWC has been doing some strange things lately, making unconventional decisions that make living her challenging. Maybe it's their way of pushing people out....
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Civilization or Virginia, I don't know which is worse.


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KAT,

Which are you more pissed at? That you can't ride on a gravel road, or that the road is gravel?





















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That sucks.


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May 28, 2009, 06:18 AM

It is already looking more like a normal paved surface and the "loose gravel" sign and "no markings" sign is still at the top of my street.

I have this urge to take my leaf blower to the gravel and see if I can help it clear out, though....


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June 8, 2009, 12:53 PM

man I came outta my driveway this morning on Oak Street in manassas...from centreville road ALLLLL THE WAY down oak street is all fresh tar and rocks. I had to take Spruce to get outta there and ended up stopping once on smooth pavement right by the tar truck and literally started wiping the stuck rocks and tar off my tires Then the damn tar truck started spraying so I got the hell outta there...fuckers.
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