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Old 02-07-2013, 08:33 PM   #11
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The thing I hate about it is you drive along for 10 miles on one of these detours and their work on one section 100' long no other work happening else where.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:14 AM   #12
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I got stuck in a "1 lane each way with no shoulder" construction zone when the radiator in my truck blew out, while towing my camper. I had just passed an exit when it happened. The next exit was about 3 miles ahead. Has no choice but to continue on.
Thankfully, I didn't hurt anything but the radiator.
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #13
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I would agree. I have gone through some construction areas where they put the concrete barriers on both side. It freaks me out when I look through my side view mirrors and it looks like a have less then a foot on both sides of my trailer. Of course no body goes the posted construction zone speed limit so everyone rides your @%&!
I hate those Jersey Walls on either or both sides. It just gives you the feeling if you sneezed it would be all over except the clean-up.
2 years ago on our way to Myrtle Beach there was road construction, as always, on the Capital Beltway 495. They had closed a 4 lane highway down to 1 lane and created a 5 mile backup. Once we passed all of the flashing lights on the shoulders and got to where the lanes actually went down to 1, there were 2 trucks parked on the road with flashing lights and 2 workers leaning against the front of one truck. At my exit, 95 South, where 75% of the traffic was heading, the road opened back to 4 lanes. Total length of the 1 lane roadway. 1/10th of a mile, never saw any work being done. This added more than an hour and a half to our travel time. I was originally in the left lane and could see everything over the Jersey Wall on my left. There was nothing for the half mile they used to transition down to 1 lane. I guess that the work was going to commense later that night? Everything looked complete including the shoulders and landscaping.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:17 AM   #14
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driving in construction doesn't bother me when towing it's the idiots that really get me. 45 mph means 45 mph and that's what I'm doing, merging down to one lane doesn't mean cut off others just get ahead of everyone,
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:25 AM   #15
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driving in construction doesn't bother me when towing it's the idiots that really get me. 45 mph means 45 mph and that's what I'm doing, merging down to one lane doesn't mean cut off others just get ahead of everyone,
I'm with you!
NTPI'S thats what we call them!
( non-trailer pullin idiots)
They have no idea what it takes for you to slow down let alone stop when they blast in front of you and slam on there brakes just to be one vehicle closer to the merge for road construction.

Grrrrrrr NOW I'm fired up thinking about it
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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But those concrete barriers stop head-on crashes or they are supposed to.
I was travelling on I-70 near Warrenton several years ago when a semi hit the concrete median. It rolled and struck an Escalade travelling the other way. Decapitated the mother driving when it tore the roof off the Escalade. The kids in the back seat were injured as well.

They have since severely re-worked that section. But they found the concrete median barriers tend to cause semi's to roll over the barrier.
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