In High Traffic Season

image by Gerd Altmann on pixabay

Obsolete concrete hacked from the pavement
Ear-muffled crew pneumatic hammering
Why must they leave it till high-traffic season?
Can anyone tell me the reason?

24 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Obsolete

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26 Responses to In High Traffic Season

  1. Jen Goldie says:

    Not that I drive but it’s so true! Sitting on a bus for hours!

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  2. There’s a road, Davis Drive in Newmarket, Ontario that I swear has been under construction for the past 7 or 8 years. It is quite long and they only do it in sections but that many years is insane 🙂

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  3. Sadje says:

    That is a mystery.

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  4. Dale says:

    I think those who work in construction – roadwork, especially – have been mandated to take the longest time for every friggen job. And of course, why not during peak tourism time? Right now would be the ideal time for them to be working the roads, no?


    • To the best of my knowledge, all work has stopped on the flood defences that were causing traffic chaos in town before the lockdown. Seems you can’t dig up a road AND maintain social distance 🙂

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      • Dale says:

        I dunno about that… I’ve seen them work. Seems there is always one working and three watching… 😉


      • Reminds me of my school trip to Germany. They took us to see the east-west border (two parallel runs of high chain-link fencing topped with barbed wire, with watchtowers every so many meters). This being farmland, it was explained that when ploughing or sowing or harvesting, two guards would be allocated to every workman. “Oh,” pipes one of we English girls, “just like our road-workers.”


  5. Great question! We like good roads, but what a pain while they’re being fixed. 🙂

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  6. Those blocks are so perfect they almost look like a cartoon

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  7. It’s one of life’s great mysteries…

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