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Baton Rouge road construction

Anybody know the reason why they rip up roads and start projects only to leave them abandoned for weeks at a time? (see Stanford Ave.) It baffles me. Is it somehow weather related or something?

And projects on major roads are going on everywhere. Stanford, Starring, O'Neil. I'm sure there are more. I very nearly popped a tire every time I went down Stanford up until a couple weeks ago because of those sharp manhole covers sticking up. Why not work on a couple at a time instead of working at a snails pace on many?



fwiw, I've lived in a city in Florida larger than BR for most of my life, and never saw the same road-construction practices or timescales that I've seen here


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Budget issues I imagine.


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reasons


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meaux5
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maybe when they have the funding, they just do it all at one time


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Golfer
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The Stanford project is a sewer project too...


J Murdah
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My guess is that they were given a time frame to complete the project and they were ahead of schedule so they moved to another project that they needed completed quicker. Happens alot actually and perfectly fine if the contract doesnt require them to work a certain schedule.


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My guess is that they were given a time frame to complete the project and they were ahead of schedule so they moved to another project that they needed completed quicker. Happens alot actually and perfectly fine if the contract doesnt require them to work a certain schedule.

Makes sense, except that in the Stanford case, it seemed like it took them just a couple days to start the project and rip up the road, only to leave it abandoned for a month.

but i do see your point


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Topwater Trout
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Staring is going faster than I ever imagined. Maybe we are just accustomed to projects taking so long.

I drove to Corpus and they were replacing the interstate. I would say over 20 miles. 5 days later they were done.


J Murdah
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The soil is a major part of road construction here, but we really do have some shitty contractors that win these bids. The i-10 expansion by highland doesn't really feel all that smooth.


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The soil is a major part of road construction here, but we really do have some shitty contractors that win these bids. The i-10 expansion by highland doesn't really feel all that smooth.


Other states must have similar issues. I heard we don't build are interstates thick enough. I have no idea if that is true.


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4LSU2
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Heavy highway construction is a whole different animal from any other type of construction. Projects are bid on unit costs basis and the unit costs are mandated by the contract. The thing that separates the contractors apart on bid day is mostly the contractors' general conditions costs.

Once they open a section of paving and encounter existing unsuitable soils, things come to a stop. They have to perform soil borings, determine the remedial steps to take, price accordingly, then wait for approval.

Contractors bid the jobs according to the project specifications given to them, yet they still get the bad reputation for not completing the job in time.


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good info


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Turrible. No other words necessary


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904
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just thought I'd bump this.. cause hey

wouldn't it be a great idea to completely close down Lee Dr. for 5 days while Stanford is already bogged down under heavy construction? Oh did I mention Dalrymple northbound is closed for two weeks starting tomorrow? frickKK. THIS.

I don't care if it's different companies, LSU's contractors, or the city in charge, you would think somebody would have some sense in this city. Stanford is backed up with bumper to bumper traffic all the way back to LSU ave.



Yeah I'm mad. I basically live on an already dysfunctional island. (1st world problems?)


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no loop, no peace


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The Stanford project is a sewer project too...

and it's about to turn into a left turn project at the proposed new wampold condo development across from the beach before they can finish the overlay

the current holdup on stanford is b/c they're waiting on loop detectors at the signals to be finished before they can start overlaying.


904
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good info, but not really what i wanted to hear


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Stanford, lee dr and all the neighborhoods within are federally mandated(i believe) sewar projects.. I can't understand their reasoning or timing of starting certain areas only to not finish all the while leaving side roads a mess for months.. It's a clusterfrick and now they are scrambling to get it done before school starts. Logically one wonders why they didn't just start and complete Stanford before starting lee..
This post was edited on 7/18 at 9:08 pm


904
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Also, the next parallel street, Starring, is also running rampant with construction. That's the 4 major parallel roads connecting campus and brightside area to Perkins and I-10 that are either shut down, an essential parking lot, or heavily under construction. It doesn't make sense
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