Rotten roads

Since the city seems to have difficulty obeying its own ordinances maybe this suggestion would help with our roads.

Should there be a city ordinance that says:

All new roads must be uneven surfaces that have at least a two inch bump or depression every ten linear feet.

Utility man holes must not be level with the street.  They must be at least three inches higher or lower than the street surface.

Utility companies must excavate part of every new road within six months of the original paving.

When patching the trenches that the utility companies make they must replace the asphalt with asphalt of a different texture than that used on the original road thus creating a rumble effect on vehicles using the road.

All patches must be depressed at least two inches below the original surface.  When this is not practical the patch must end up at least two inches higher than the existing road surface.

 

We deserve better

Brutus

7 Responses to Rotten roads

  1. abandon hope says:

    But wait, there’s hope. The City will tax us more on our garage bill and devote all of the increased proceeds to street repairs. I’m kidding, of course. The City has used our tax money on funding projects for their friends, so we have to pay extra for basic services that the City should provide. I am packing to get out of this hell hole.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Exactly, get the hell out of El Taxo. South Texas, Central or East, North, many other cities, states, much better. Taxes, Property Taxes, gas prices, Registrations, car insurance, Cost of Living, Quality of living, everything cost LESS than the sanctuary crap hole of El Taxo. Inherant political, public corruption. Nothing ever gets better for the PEOPLE. North Juarez, nothing more..

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  2. Rico Suave says:

    El Paso roads are good for the tire and shock absorber businesses. Therefore drive slower and read all the multitudinous billboards blocking any scenic view 😦

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  3. Helen Marshall says:

    You forgot to note that “area automobile repair shops must pay the city 50% of suspension work done before normal replacement time.”

    Quality of life begins with good streets!

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  4. Jud Burgess says:

    that is some world-class sarcasm Brutus…with a great point.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I have a horse trailer and utility manholes three inches higher than the street are a problem on at least one road I drive. The only way to avoid the bump is to drive in the middle of the road, which isn’t an option in most cases. This post totally nails the issues with our streets and most of these problems are on newer roads.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Would suggest, suspect that many traffic accidents are CAUSED by the City’s refusal, inability to repair, replace, maintain streets. NO Lane markings, curb markings, turn markings, no center stripe so people just drive down the MIDDLE? And then out of total ignorance, City “Planners, Managers, politicians” build “Round-abouts”. In a city where “Drivers” can’t figure out 4 way Stop signs, blinking Red lights or turn signals, Where large numbers of “Drivers” don’t have a Drivers License, Insurance, don’t know or obey the LAWS and their is little to no enforcement.

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