Is it just this city that undergoes roadside construction on the same downtown stretches every year—not twice, but thrice, maybe more? Identical construction vehicles take up one or two lanes while a score of workers wearing requisite pumpkin-orange vests and mustard-yellow hardhats take up precious traffic space. Strolling the city regularly provides a different perspective and vantage point.
You tend to wonder—what gives? Can’t they get it right the first time?
A woman from Europe, who may be the only other person who’s noticed this glut of patch-up work, frequently states how you’d never see this over there. When “they” repair the roads and sidewalks “over there”, the fixed remains fixed.
It’s tempting to research how often these projects take place, what’s involved, and the costs involved. It seems to happen a bit too frequently to be legit.
Merely sharing a [frequent] observation.