Cumberland Street. One lift of asphalt down. Long weekend. Lines were painted for safety. Good.
Asphalt was placed in front of the manholes to allow vehicles to drive over them without damaging rims and tires. Somewhat good or is it fairly good?
Placing asphalt so it forms a ramp all around the manhole would have been sooo much better. Like day and night better. Really.
A company actually makes a product that takes the work out of the whole process. AMAZING! But that costs money and money is too valuable to waste on things such as public safety.
Unfortunately, this f*** the public attitude is not uncommon on city contracts. How much more time would it have taken to do it right? How much more money just to go that extra step? I believe, very little of both and that is what is so frustrating. Little things that don’t cost a lot make a big difference to the public.
The City of Thunder Bay Engineering Department sets the bar of expectations for its contractors very low. The bar is basically laying on the ground low. Yes…THAT low.
But it is at least something and we residents can be somewhat satisfied that our City Admin cares about us. But then drive south on Cumberland a little further and …………
Or drive north on Cumberland a little further and…..
It appears that the contractor missed a few things. Why?
Then there is this kind of stuff…
No maintenance? Is it not the contractor’s responsibility? 24/7? Are we not paying for that service?
I wonder where our City Admin reps were when the contractor shut down for the weekend? You know, the people we are paying to look out for our best interests?
I guess this is what being somewhat satisfied is all about.
City of Thunder Bay ADAMS BRAD Manager – Roads $111,067.06 $770.88
City of Thunder Bay MATSON DARRELL General Manager – Infrastructure & Operations $166,025.27 $1,150.92
City of Thunder Bay MAURO PASQUALE Manager – Engineering $111,651.97 $774.24