NYS DOT repaved the section of Rt 376 between our house and the Red Oaks Mill intersection during a mid-October week, doing most of the work overnight to avoid jamming traffic to the horizon in all directions. Having nothing better to do, I supervised the proceedings …
They prepared the surface by milling off the old pavement during three successive nights, which was just about as noisy as you’d think:
The asphalt spreader sported bizarre LED lights:
Southbound paving began with a crisp new truck:
He would look the same rolling a highway straight through Hades:
The short truck cleared the overhead wire:
Then they chucked up a series of longer Flow Boy trailers:
Despite all the machinery, the job requires guys with rakes and shovels.
All the pictures come from the Pixel, hand-held with automagic exposure and HDR+.
My tax dollars were definitely awake and hard at work during those nights!