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Monthly Image: Rt 376 Repaving

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:

Rt 376 Repave - milled surface

Rt 376 Repave – milled surface

The asphalt spreader sported bizarre LED lights:

Rt 376 Repave - Spreader in Wait

Rt 376 Repave – Spreader in Wait

Southbound paving began with a crisp new truck:

Rt 376 Repave - Starting southbound

Rt 376 Repave – Starting southbound

He would look the same rolling a highway straight through Hades:

Rt 376 Repave - Rolling

Rt 376 Repave – Rolling

The short truck cleared the overhead wire:

Rt 376 Repave - Southbound under wire

Rt 376 Repave – Southbound under wire

Then they chucked up a series of longer Flow Boy trailers:

Rt 376 Repave - Feathering the Edge

Rt 376 Repave – Feathering the Edge

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!

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  1. #1 by Trudi on 2017-12-15 - 08:26

    No photo of the finished product.. complete with wide bike lanes?

    • #2 by Ed on 2017-12-15 - 10:27

      It looks remarkably like a vast expanse of asphalt:
      Rt 376 Repave - results - 2017-12-06

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