This bump video is the worst one (from pic above). If the DOT drove this road daily, it would be paved in a week!
Route 25 is DECOMPOSING and the CT DOT cares not.
As a Virgo, I live in the world of “the way it should be VS. the way it is.”
I use this highway many times each day and have a certain trajectory for northbound vs southbound. I veer like a drunk from one lane to another to avoid earth shuddering explosions as my trucks slam into raised sections of asphalt and concrete. Grapefruit-sized concrete chunks litter the shoulders as trucks like mine disassemble the poorly maintained highway one explosion at a time.
The Virgo in me finally recorded each and every insult to reasonably smooth travel and emailed it yesterday to the one and only state DOT employee who cared enough about doing due diligence in his cushy job to return my repeated phone calls to the DOT about listening to my highway condition input.
I took the recordings of which direction/mile marker/which lane each huge bump can be found (over thirty between the Merritt and rt 111) along with death wish pics I took and emailed them to the guy who seemed to care. Let’s see if anything gets done. I’m thinking that I am going to need to get more rigorously involved.
Trumbull roads are neglected also. Daniels farm road, Strobel, unity, Madison, to name a few. When I called the town I found out that there are no plans to pave any of these highly used crumbling roads- no surprise there. Also was met with a verbal shrug when I asked what the rules are when a contractor digs up the street to hook up to a utility. Seems that not long after the contractor leaves and the homeowner has a sewer hookup everyone else in town gets to enjoy the shitty patching job the contractor did in covering up the hole as their vehicle hits the giant recessed square with both axles. “Get in, get out, get paid” is what these contractors do in my opinion, and it seems to be the status quo on every road, acceptable to the town.
In my attempt to escape from the national trauma our country is experiencing now with our current government, I’ve turned away from the news and tried to focus more on local things that I can actually do something about. Road conditions are a “quality of life” issue that affects each of us, and I think we all deserve better from our state and local governments.