Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Am I imagining this?

Driving around the neighborhood I am wondering why  so many of our recently repaved streets seem to have an overabundance of potholes, while some of the older streets seem to be holding up fine. Makes you question whether some contractors may have taken some shortcuts with the ashphalt mix. 99th, Talman, California, Hoyne all repaved in the last 3 years and needing to be rebuilt now. What happened?


  1. Anonymous3/13/2013

    I saw a post by Anne Scheible on her facebook saying that 100th St was bad. I noticed that 101st St from Longwood to Western is bad also. For all the make work projects and ever present bottle neck road repairs along the major roads in Chicago, you would think that our streets would be better paved, especially considering the lop sided amount of taxes paid out by 19th Warders..."the city that used to work"

  2. Anonymous3/13/2013

    I was wondering the same thing the other day! It is going to have to come from us that we expect our roads to repaved.

  3. Anonymous3/14/2013

    I keep wondering about all these posts and complaints. The bitchin and so forth yet we keep putting these rat bastards back in office . I've lost a couple of tires to these holes already. Good thing we had a mild winter....

  4. Anonymous3/14/2013

    PEOPLE! It's winter! There was a storm last week! Only patch work can be done now. The ward is not unique in having many potholes.

    1. Anonymous3/16/2013

      "It's winter!"

      Please do not remind me!! I do not know how the rest of you feel about it, but I just cannot stand the snow and cold anymore. It is a pain in the a. . . .

      I hate it.

  5. Anonymous3/14/2013

    The ward is not being singled out. The problem is also in other wards.

  6. Anonymous3/15/2013

    You all missed the point. Some of these streets were just totally repaved. Is there any oversight by the city. Who,the hell is watching these contractors. Go ahead and try and pull a permit to change anything on your house and you'll know what I'm talking about. Potholes are not the issue,it's the rapid decay of completed projects.

  7. Anonymous3/16/2013

    You answered your own question. Politically connected construction company does shoddy repaving work. When street crumbles, same politically connected construction company does new repaving job. City, county, and state will always have money for insider contracts but not for pension system.