Saturday, March 24, 2012

The road crew. How not to spend a Friday night.

Last Friday, March,16th I was sitting at the computer when I heard loud, odd noises.  Our house sounded like it was rumbling.  As I walked to the window the floor was vibrating.

Low and behold a road crew was ripping up parts of the street in front of our home at 8:30 on a Friday night.

The time was selected since there is supposedly less traffic at that hour where one lane could be closed off.
Great for the motorists; not so great if your home inside your house.

 This huge light illuminated the work area and our windows. It had a cloth covering like a photo tent that cut down glare for drivers and also lit the work area.

Between the construction next door, and now this I think my ears are in need of hearing aids. This project is expected to take a year since it will be done in sections at a time.  Their will be a three month time off during the summer months.

These workers must wear some pretty darn good boots to stand on all that hot asphalt.

This machine was noisy.  I wonder how the operators hearing is.

 I need tires with treads like these when it snows.

Who dreams up this equipment's design?

See how exciting things can be at the beach? It's Friday night and you're outside taking photos of backhoes and hot asphalt!


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh dear... a year of this? you will be nuts.. or very good friends with the workmen..

Nice of them to give you the summer off.. xx Julie

rjerdee said...

Yowzer! Awesome and frightening machines!

Kaybe said...

Oh that stinks!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wow, that would be a surprising thing to see on a Friday night! Hope they get the stretch near you done quickly!

Jane said...

We dealt with that...not right outside our house, but on the highway, just a block or so from here. The road was completely ripped up, then repaved...for several miles. We were not affected by the lights, but the sound was horrendous...especially the BEEPING of the vehicles as they moved back and forth. This went on from 1opm on Sunday night until Thurs/Friday morning at 5am...for 3 weeks!!!It's amazing how sound travels during the night... of course, Marty slept through the whole thing...

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