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GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#1 Jan 12, 2012
Sorry boys, got to go along with the Governor on cutting the funds to education. How about a long term solution to the education problems we have now instead of throwing money at them. Get back to the fundamental basics on which education was built on. Students go to school to learn and teachers go to teach. Take the babysitting out of the equation. Time to hold parents responsible and stop the waste in our school systems.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 12, 2012
The state certainly could shift a lot of wasted VDOT money over to education. This state repaves roads and highways like there's no tomorrow. Usually the road surface has years of use left on it, and some spot maintenance would have sufficed.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#3 Jan 12, 2012
heh wrote:
The state certainly could shift a lot of wasted VDOT money over to education. This state repaves roads and highways like there's no tomorrow. Usually the road surface has years of use left on it, and some spot maintenance would have sufficed.
Now you're a road maintenance engineer? When will the state be incorporating crumb rubber from used tires into the asphalt mix?
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Jan 12, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> Now you're a road maintenance engineer? When will the state be incorporating crumb rubber from used tires into the asphalt mix?
it's not rocket science to determine your driving on smooth pavement cartoon guy
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 12, 2012
you're, geez

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#6 Jan 12, 2012
heh wrote:
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it's not rocket science to determine your driving on smooth pavement cartoon guy
So I would guess you are not a road maintenance engineer. Have you ever heard of porosity?(noun-full of pores,through which fluids,air,or light may pass) What do you think happens when the pores in the asphalt become big enough to allow a sufficient amount of water to penetrate and freeze? The pavement still seems smooth when you drive over it until the freezing water displaces the asphalt. Guess you ain't no rocket scientist.

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#7 Jan 12, 2012
GoUVa wrote:
Sorry boys, got to go along with the Governor on cutting the funds to education. How about a long term solution to the education problems we have now instead of throwing money at them. Get back to the fundamental basics on which education was built on. Students go to school to learn and teachers go to teach. Take the babysitting out of the equation. Time to hold parents responsible and stop the waste in our school systems.
Is this the GoUVa that I have come to know as someone that I have a hard time agreeing with? Oh well I am in agreement with you now.
jay jay

United States

#8 Jan 12, 2012
MAYBE sam will come up with an old idea ,with a twist,MANDATE BUSING TO a state that isint BROKE......like montana. or how about a new slogan like" NO TURNIP LEFT BEHIND".or let the 50 states print THEIR OWN MONEY. it would be fun collecting them.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#9 Jan 12, 2012
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>Is this the GoUVa that I have come to know as someone that I have a hard time agreeing with? Oh well I am in agreement with you now.
Even a blind hog finds an acorn ever now and then!

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#10 Jan 12, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> Even a blind hog finds an acorn ever now and then!
I know "heh" will never find his acorn.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 12, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> So I would guess you are not a road maintenance engineer. Have you ever heard of porosity?(noun-full of pores,through which fluids,air,or light may pass) What do you think happens when the pores in the asphalt become big enough to allow a sufficient amount of water to penetrate and freeze? The pavement still seems smooth when you drive over it until the freezing water displaces the asphalt. Guess you ain't no rocket scientist.
thanks for the detailed science lesson
this begins as soon as it is repaved, and is inevitable
they can at least wait until it starts to break up and not waste taxpayer money being anal about it
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jan 12, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> So I would guess you are not a road maintenance engineer. Have you ever heard of porosity?(noun-full of pores,through which fluids,air,or light may pass) What do you think happens when the pores in the asphalt become big enough to allow a sufficient amount of water to penetrate and freeze? The pavement still seems smooth when you drive over it until the freezing water displaces the asphalt. Guess you ain't no rocket scientist.
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> So I would guess you are not a road maintenance engineer. Have you ever heard of porosity?(noun-full of pores,through which fluids,air,or light may pass) What do you think happens when the pores in the asphalt become big enough to allow a sufficient amount of water to penetrate and freeze? The pavement still seems smooth when you drive over it until the freezing water displaces the asphalt. Guess you ain't no rocket scientist.
thanks for the detailed (obvious) science lesson
this begins as soon as it is repaved, and is inevitable
they can at least wait until it starts to break up and not waste taxpayer money being anal about it
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Jan 12, 2012
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I know "heh" will never find his acorn.
not the one you prize anyway
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Jan 12, 2012
(sorry for dbl post)
GoUVa

Nokesville, VA

#15 Jan 12, 2012
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>Is this the GoUVa that I have come to know as someone that I have a hard time agreeing with? Oh well I am in agreement with you now.
Got a good laugh out of that. Thanks!

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#16 Jan 12, 2012
heh wrote:
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thanks for the detailed science lesson
this begins as soon as it is repaved, and is inevitable
they can at least wait until it starts to break up and not waste taxpayer money being anal about it
You really are clueless aren't you? So we go ahead and let it break up, now a crew has to come in and fill the potholes, wasting time and energy that could have been avoided. Now the pavement sub-surface is compromised where the pot holes were. Additionally, since the patches are never the same height as the surrounding pavement this creates further damage when car tires impact this raised (or recessed area)area. Even if the road is eventually re-paved these elevated or recessed areas will continue to deteoriate because of the stresses of traffic. Maybe you should defer to the highway maintenance engineers when they approve a road for re-paving.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Jan 12, 2012
GoUVa wrote:
Sorry boys, got to go along with the Governor on cutting the funds to education. How about a long term solution to the education problems we have now instead of throwing money at them. Get back to the fundamental basics on which education was built on. Students go to school to learn and teachers go to teach. Take the babysitting out of the equation. Time to hold parents responsible and stop the waste in our school systems.
Thanks for saying it -- you beat me to it.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Jan 12, 2012
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
<quoted text> You really are clueless aren't you? So we go ahead and let it break up, now a crew has to come in and fill the potholes, wasting time and energy that could have been avoided. Now the pavement sub-surface is compromised where the pot holes were. Additionally, since the patches are never the same height as the surrounding pavement this creates further damage when car tires impact this raised (or recessed area)area. Even if the road is eventually re-paved these elevated or recessed areas will continue to deteoriate because of the stresses of traffic. Maybe you should defer to the highway maintenance engineers when they approve a road for re-paving.
Rte 250 bypass was paved a while back and there were no potholes. My street in albemarle was paved a year ago and the surface was in great shape. In fact the 'resurfacing' left it in a rough, sorry shape, worse than it was before they came in.

Pot hole patches are not a long-term fix, but a few here and there, IF they are even present is a lot cheaper to maintain than paving the entire road for miles and miles.

I've lived all over the country including years in new england, and nowhere have I seen such a waste of highways funds.

“Don't Drink The Obama Kool-Aid”

Since: Aug 09

You don't need to know, Va.

#19 Jan 12, 2012
heh wrote:
<quoted text>
Rte 250 bypass was paved a while back and there were no potholes. My street in albemarle was paved a year ago and the surface was in great shape. In fact the 'resurfacing' left it in a rough, sorry shape, worse than it was before they came in.
Pot hole patches are not a long-term fix, but a few here and there, IF they are even present is a lot cheaper to maintain than paving the entire road for miles and miles.
I've lived all over the country including years in new england, and nowhere have I seen such a waste of highways funds.
Maybe new england (including your capitalization errors) might just be the best place for you.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#20 Jan 12, 2012
heh wrote:
This state repaves roads and highways like there's no tomorrow.
That may be true in your neck of the woods. It certainly isn't true here in Hampton Roads.

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