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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Groovy kind of road

Posted July 27, 2010 11:52 a.m. EDT

How many of you have driven down Avent Ferry Road lately in Raleigh? It’s a groovy kind of road. And that’s not necessarily good. The road is long overdue for repaving and it’s in the works but it seems like it’s been weeks since the pavement was milled and grooved in preparation for resurfacing. It’s a bit scary driving down the road now. Your car tends to move in the direction of the grooves. It’ll be great to get a new layer of asphalt down on this well-traveled and pothole plagued road but it sure seems to take a long time to get the job done. I would prefer timing the preparation a little closer to the repaving.

Kildare Farm Road in Cary is going through the same thing. It’s a groovy situation there as well.

What are your thoughts about these repaving projects? How can we improve things?