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#482184 - 01/08/14 10:49 AM End Result of San Pedrito Streets
Marty Offline
End Result of San Pedrito Streets after applying hard core material.




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#482228 - 01/08/14 03:39 PM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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Appears that some sections are already becoming slurry......
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#482230 - 01/08/14 03:41 PM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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Thats why asphalt or cement is normally used for roads.
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#482231 - 01/08/14 03:43 PM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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Think about it, tally up over all the years the ongoing cost of the repairs they made to the dirt roads, the entire island could have blcktop roads or the like. Maybe a bit over the top but you get my drift.
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#482317 - 01/09/14 08:16 AM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: champion]
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Originally Posted By: champion
Think about it, tally up over all the years the ongoing cost of the repairs they made to the dirt roads, the entire island could have blcktop roads or the like. Maybe a bit over the top but you get my drift.


Not over the top at all, you're 100% right. These "roads" are a joke and for the Town Council to place their seal on these photos as if it's something to be proud of....ughhhh.

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#482329 - 01/09/14 10:38 AM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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#482456 - 01/10/14 10:52 AM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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#482572 - 01/11/14 09:23 AM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Marty]
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You aren't up to date on the cost of putting blacktop and repairing it when it is placed on our substrate and you drive trucks on it. Caye Caulkers roads cost very little to maintain until the trucks came.


Edited by Dane (01/11/14 09:23 AM)

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#482595 - 01/11/14 01:26 PM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Dane]
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Originally Posted By: Dane
You aren't up to date on the cost of putting blacktop and repairing it when it is placed on our substrate and you drive trucks on it. Caye Caulkers roads cost very little to maintain until the trucks came.


You are right, here is an example of the cost to "REPAIR" streets in Corozal, which has a very stable foundation "The 7 streets which will be fixed amounts to 2.7 miles of road, and will cost approximately eight hundred thousand dollars." and that is for only repairing 2.7 miles of black top. Some people think it is easy to build roads here, and that money to build them grows on trees. Also "black top" is petroleum based and the run-off could damage the reef....
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#484109 - 01/26/14 03:57 PM Re: End Result of San Pedrito Streets [Re: Tracker]
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Sorry to resurrect this thread but Tracker was...er...off track on this one. Black top roads would harm the reef because of run off?

I Googled "black top roads kill corals" and "tar roads harm corals" and a whole bunch of permutations on the same theme.

Not ONE incident or article is reported by Google in any of the page 1 searches. This claim is bogus and is being used as an excuse to avoid cost-effective ways to pave our roads. Concrete is too expensive so they won't pave the road. Tarmac roads "harm the reef" so we can't do that even if we probably can find the money.

As for Corozal and their eight hundred thousand dollars of road repairs...at least those repairs will last a few years. Same can't be said for the hundreds of thousands of dollars of barge loads of dirt and rocks we're piling on our "roads" here on the island. A few hard rains and it's all gone.

As you drive on the black-top tarmac Hummingbird Highway do you see the jungle all round dying off from petroleum poisoning?

Just another pathetic excuse for inaction on any permanent solution to our embarrassing road situation.

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