It’s very unlikely that you will get to drive on the new U-S Route 50,
First of all, the most important thing is that the bridge be built safely and that no one involved in building it or driving on it, is hurt due to haste or shoddy workmanship.
The bridge will be a show-piece for the Valley for many years to come. A delay in driving across it for a few months will be long forgotten once the traffic starts flowing.
But the question is: why has the state of
Officials will probably blame the weather for the delays. But this summer’s weather was incredibly dry, allowing for almost un-interrupted work throughout the season. And all during that time, officials kept talking about a Fall 2007 opening.
If there were problems earlier in the process that caused the delay in the completion, why didn’t they fess up, sooner?
Who set the schedule in the first place?
Did that person have a clue about how long it would take to complete a project of this magnitude?
Is there a performance bond in jeopardy here, that is somehow tied to the completion date?
Some people may want to blame the delay on the state of
Cynics are saying that the state wants to wait and do a ceremonial ribbon-cutting closer to the
My personal theory: they’re just waiting for the signs bearing the state’s second new slogan in two years to be finished before opening the bridge to traffic.
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