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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Road Construction In Coudersport--Expect Extended Delays

Tara Perkins Advises

Road construction will be taking place on and off in Coudersport between the consistory and the hospital for the next couple of weeks.

Motorists should be notified so that they can leave for their destinations at least 15 to 20 minutes early.

Wait times have been longer than expected due to heavy traffic!

21 comments :

Anonymous said...

It takes them long enough to get anything done up there. What is it a state job? I know a good contractor that makes this crew look like six year olds with a lego set. If that is my tax money at work,then i would like to see some work being done at a normal pace, and not see 85% of the workers just standing around.

Anonymous said...

Unions Baby, Unions!

Anonymous said...

Im sorry, are you a professional? I love the people that get on this site and piss and moan about things other people do that they themselves do not do every day!

Anonymous said...

You should have been in line, (maybe you were) when about 150 cars had to follow the excavator up the road from the old Kightlinger building to the beer store. You would have thought the guy could have pulled over. Poor traffic management.

Anonymous said...

try 30-45 mins!!!!!!!!! tooo long!!!!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't even just effect the people waiting in line. I live on main street by the courthouse and work at Rite Aid pharmacy. Which means I don't have to travel through the construction. However, it still took me A HALF AN HOUR to travel across town!! Thanks to them not letting people through in a timely fashion, traffic was backed up through BOTH redlights. There's no way to avoid it which means a 5 minute drive to work or the grocery store turns in to half a day affair. I'm sure they're just doing their jobs but it seems like they're not being considerate of the towns people who still need to drive through town.

Anonymous said...

I wish people would just stop complaining and looking at the bad side of things. I for one, live on the road right were they are working and I am very thankful that the road is getting improved. So do I mind that it takes me 30 minutes to pull out of my driveway? Not really, I will take a minor inconvenience for a much needed improvement. Thank you to all who are out there working!

Anonymous said...

its not penn dot you moron!!

Anonymous said...

Improving the road! If anything its worse than before. And when ya sit around all day collecting welfare you dont do much travel. How nice it must be to have all that free time to wait for traffic.

Anonymous said...

got to take the crappy weather in account the last couple weeks also, why there may be a delay, but the road will be in alot better shape than before!!!! So when ts all said and done it will be smooth sailing on rt6!!!

Anonymous said...

smooth sailing unless you guys break another gas or water line!!!!
what a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So I was hurrying along yesterday because I really wanted something and when I want something I always get it and right away otherwise I throw a tantrum but chalk it up to the other guy and what do you know I had to wait in traffic and I live in a little outlandish place and should not have to deal with this because I want something and I want it now! Boo-hoo. Baby needs a teat to suckle.

Peddle Pusher said...

what a mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where's the lane for bicycles from the Consistory to Dwight Street? Or doesn't saving oil and loosing weight matter in Potter County?

Anonymous said...

Progress takes time. It just so happens that Route 6 is a very busy road. The paving equipment is not aloud on private property and it's too heavy to drive on the blacktop that was most recently put down depending on how soft it is. So there's only one place it can go...straight. It has to travel backwards to switch lanes or be parked at the end of the day. I've worked for a paving crew for going on 5 years now and i gotta tell you...before i worked on one i used to moan and groan just like all of you, but let me tell you this...those people do their best to get traffic through in a timely fashion and they can't help it if the first car in line wants to go 5 mph. The elderly and the young drivers have to get through too. And what about the wide loads and tractor trailers that go through all the time that can barely fit through the workzone...of course they're gonna hold up traffic...it can't be helped. On a busy road, traffic accumulates so quickly. As soon as you cut off the traffic on one side, the traffic on the other side is already building up beyond belief. Those workers go to work in the dark and they drive home in the dark. They sweat like pigs when it's 95˚ out and not a cloud in the sky, and they have to stand over blacktop that's
260˚ when it's being dumped into the paver and all that heat rushes up into their faces. And they do it over and over and over again. So...imagine their relief when they get a break while they're waiting for the next truck to pull in. And the flaggers...everybody wants to blame the flaggers...like they can help how heavy traffic is or how long it takes the traffic to get from one end to the other. All of the traffic starts out bumber to bumper when it first goes through the line but things happen between the beginning and the end and it spreads people out, and that's why you'll see 30 cars go by and then you have a large gap...and then another 30 go by and so on. It's not like the flaggers let 30 cars go through...wait 30 seconds and then let another 30 go through. Things happen throughout the course of the trip through the construction zone that spread people apart. There are emergencies that have to be taken care of and vehicles that break down. There are people talking on their cell phones or texting (which by the way, is illegal). Some people fall to sleep even after only waiting a few minutes, some are reading the newspaper while they are waiting and don't realize that traffic is moving. Put all of these things into effect on a busy highway...and guess what...it takes time. The flaggers are the first ones on the road and they are the last ones off. They have to stand on that road between 10 and 14 hours while people yell and scream at them or blow their horns. The sun is in their faces or they are freezing to death. They get dust blown in their eyes and cold wind in their faces. The only break they get is to use the restroom and then it's back to work. They eat standing up and rarely ever get to eat a hot meal...although that goes for all of the workers. Some of them hardly get to see their kids when they get home because by the time they do get home the kids are usually getting ready for bed or are already in bed. Some of the workers work up to 14 hours and then have an hour and a half drive home. By the time they get home, get showered and get their lunches packed for the next day it's time to go to bed...they might get 4 or 5 hours of sleep before they have to wake up and do it all over again. They are not out ther to piss people off...they have a job to do just like everybody else does. So if you think your life is inconvenienced by an average 10 to 20 minute wait...try living the life of a construction worker and watching all of that traffic going by just knowing that people are heading home from work...and there you still stand out on the road...it's getting dark, your family is waiting for you, and you still have an hour and a half drive home....

Anonymous said...

This is a different company than the one that broke the water line.

Anonymous said...

damn...all you ppl must be potter county pros!!! been their done that!!! why dont you go buy the construction equipment and put bids out to do the work if u think your so good at it or can do it better!! hell half u ppl prolly cant even get a loan for a shovel!!!

Anonymous said...

you complainers would really piss and moan if something broke on your vehicles due to crappy road conditions, be happy that stretch of rt6 is finally being paved, and quit your dam complaining, and allow yourself extra time to get to your destination!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... I'm sorry to say but people are so ungreatful and have nothing better to do than complain.. Someone here put an ad up letting people know that there will be a wait do to road construction.. So instead of a thank you.. you complain about the wait. Wow..!! unbelievable! I'm not a construction worker but I don't have to be to KNOW that I would not want there job!!! We've had a hot summer this year and I've driven by those Flaggers. I'm in my nice air conditioned car waiting... and am extremely greatful that I'm not out there in jeans, boots, vest, etc. in 95 degree weather..(a lot hotter standing on blacktop) I will give them a nice wave and sometimes a cold bottle of water if I know I'm passing by, very appreciative of what they are doing.. Yes I may have to wait and it might be a inconvenience but I'm so glad that it doesn't have to be me.. Great job workers and thank you for putting your lifes at risk...(YES, IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS JOB!) Many flaggers and laborers lose their lives because of stupid road rage or like someone on here mentioned.. talking on cell phones, texting, etc.. Please people, be careful grateful to these workers and let them do there job! I'm sure you won't be complaining when you have a nice, smooth route 6 to drive on.. :)

Anonymous said...

for the people who complained about following the excavator or any other work vehicle. Ok.. just some common sense here.. why should you get through but those behind you don't.. there has to be a wait at some point, so that the opposing traffic can also get through..Duh!! Hmmm..ok... I'm the excavator driver.. I see 150 cars behind me..I have a job to do and people are waiting in line..Some coming into town and others leaving. If I just sit there and let cars go by there is no way in heck the road would get finished. then you will have other "people" complaining that their taxes are being uselessly spent.. because an excavator, etc.. is just sitting there letting traffic through and not doing there job..It just goes to show you how arrogant and idiotic people can really be..These workers need to do there job. simple solution?.. give yourself plenty time to reach your destination! And you know what? When you see a flagger out there freezing there butt off, try waving and give a nice nod of appreciation instead of yelling, giving "the bird" or worse yet, actully get out of your vehicle to yell at them.. for those of you who have done that,, you look rediculous and you just show the world what an a** you are!

Anonymous said...

Whose the fool who wrote dildine on the side of the dump truck with electrical tape? By the way the contractor left it there so either he has a sense of humor or he reported it to the cops as vandalisim.

Anonymous said...

The road is crappy?
People whine and complain.

The road gets fixed?
People whine and complain.