September 25, 2017
Downtown Street and Highway Resurfacing
After a summer where they backed up traffic west of town for many miles while they installed the 'mysterious' one lane 4' retangle about every 10' ... within the past two weeks they have dug up and graded the work done this summer, to look like this, preparing to lay new asphault ... AGAIN.
The annual Apple Fall Festival is in 11 days, which brings in a lot of traffic from all over southern Indiana. Traffic will be backed up as people look for parking space throughout the town. So at least it is likely all the new road surface will be completed by then.
Coming into town from the south since last Friday, they have completed the grinding all the way over to the curb and swept up the residue. That goes from the first bridge south of town all the way to the major rebuilt downtown intersection.
I was unable to get pictures of the two new redesigned corners that were widen and also new large sidewalks installed around each corner. Those are located on the left and right side of this street. It gives semi-trucks more room to make left and right hand turns with traffic and parked cars nearby.
It also looks like they have installed new poles holding new stop lights and new highway signage.
With the flagman holding traffic back to town I took a couple of photos of old early 1900's signage built into the building on the west side of the square.
Just past the right turn up ahead and down the hill a little to the Petro gas station and the east edge of the town park (where they festival will house all the booths) ... they are grading the highway down and filling dump trucks with all the ground up asphault.
The strange thing is, they just installed new asphault on that flat looking highway past the last hill. Then on the other side of the bridge west of town, they have graded the highway down two lanes, erasing all of their work done this summer ... to lay new asphault.
With the highway ground and swept I will venture to say ALL the new surface will be completed by this Thursday or Friday. It will be nice because the town main street needed it and I'll never complain with a new surface on the road I take to get to town or head west.
It's hard for me to take pictures on the move but I couldn't resist this house. It is IN town.
Those dark spots in that picture are not from my camera lens ... but a dirty windshield.
I stopped by the library but did not find anything new to read. I still have books on my shelf at home I have not read that I want to ... 4-5 of them actually.
All is good today in 'the tropics' of Southern Indiana ... time to feed the hounds.