ROAD CLOSED sign appeared, it said it was OPEN TO
LOCAL TRAFFIC. That would be me. My street is within the ROAD CLOSED signs.
At first I was able to drive to either side of the closure. A few days into their work, I drove up and had to stop. A cop car blocked the road while men were in the process of changing the sign by crossing off the LOCAL TRAFFIC part. I sat there and waited until they were finished. Cop got out of his car and pointed to the ROAD CLOSED sign. I stuck my head out the window and yelled that I lived on such & such street. He told me to go around. And he didn’t say this very nice. In fact, he was rather rude. Like it was my fault I lived on that road!
Of course, I almost expected a cop on the other end telling me to do the same, but there wasn’t one.
Now, the road isn’t torn up in the middle. They are working on one side. We couldn’t see any reason why we couldn’t use it to get to our street, but I wasn’t about to argue with the cop.
Found out later that the school busses were also told to go around (by a cop) AFTER they were told (by the city) that they could drive through. My friend, who is in charge of these busses, was not a happy camper about that (messed up his whole pickup schedule). Wanted to know when the police overrode the city department. He also wanted to know whose bright idea it was to START this construction after school started. They had ALL SUMMER to do this work!
I’d kind of like to know the answer to that one, too.
The detour signs crack me up, though. The city sends the driver a mile north when it’s less than half a mile south to the next street. You can bet which one I take!
Yesterday at the fitness center I came up with a brilliant idea. Remember me whining about the sun rising late and how I wouldn’t walk to the fitness center in the dark? Well, I decided that I could eat breakfast FIRST, then walk to the fitness center. That way when I walk back, it won’t be too late to eat breakfast. I’ll just have to quit the outside walks when it gets too cold.
I amaze myself sometimes. Or I’m just slow. You pick.
So… Got any construction woes in your area? Feel free to rant here!