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Re: any truth to the rumor

Posted by Jane G on October 4, 2008, 3:56 pm, in reply to "Re: any truth to the rumor"

I just drove through town. If I'd had my camera with me, you wouldn't believe the photo anyway. Can you visualize pandemonium?

The digging, filling, and grading has progressed to the block in front of Jolanda's beachfront restaurant. The good(?) news is, they're only doing one side of the street at a time. It's still passable, but very s-l-o-w going with all the heavy equipment jockeying for position.

Two vehicles could actually pass through at the same time. When I was driving toward the plaza, the 10:30 Melaque bus was coming from the other direction. Traffic going my way pulled over as close as possible to the curb. The bus got the side next to the deep (5 or 6 feet?) trench. Its tires were right on the edge. A photo of the expressions on the bus driver's and passengers faces would've been priceless. By the time I drove back through, there was space enough for only one vehicle at a time.

The block in front of Palapa Joe's is still closed to traffic. (To answer your question, Silver, the street to that corner has been dug, filled and graded, but it doesn't appear that the adoquin was much past the Humber home.) All traffic for the south side of town is routed to come out at Palapa Joe's intersection. People going the other way have to turn there, as well. Throw in vehicles parked on both sides of that street, plus people trying to drive through in both directions, plus all the big yellow machines in the intersection ... and no one directing traffic. Right here, in beautiful downtown La Manzanilla, we have the epitome of pandemonium!

The two blocks that have been completed are beautiful to drive on. What a difference!


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