The sound of politics_lkuchar2_attempt_2020-10-06-09-34-48_The sound of politics
From Michael Silvers
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Safter.games.gladIn the recording, you hear the car go from a pole hole ridden asphalt road, to a cobble stone road at also has random blocks of cement to fill the holes where the older bricks fell out, back onto the pol hole ridden asphalt road. I understand why the city of Urbana would want to keep the cobblestone roads, it’s a part of the towns history, but the asphalt is political all across the state. Every Spring in Illinois, we see our asphalt roads develop new cracks as the water goes between the pores of the asphalt and expands due to the winter. The best way to fix the problem is to create cement roads instead of asphalt roads. Cement roads have a smaller environmental impact and energy input level than asphalt, but there is a greater up front cost. What the corrupt state does is sign multi decade contracts with unionized road laying companies, that not not only take their sweet time to lay the road down, but do it poorly, requiring them to come back and get paid to fix it poorly, again. Its an awful cycle.