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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:50 pm 
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The bridge is down to 2 lanes today and a subcontractor for bridge bilder IHC, Hasse Contracting of Albuquerque began smoothing down all those jagged grooves that were cut across the roadway for increased traction by those who placed the roadway concrete and din't finish the job properly. The surface will then get sealed with a mixture of epoxy and sand according to a worker on the job.

The machine above is blasting the surface with steel pebbles about the size of BB's while the 2 guys below are pushing around large magnets to recover those steel BB's.

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Below, by early afternoon this truck was used to spray the surface with the epoxy and sand setting up a huge and continuos cloud of mist that had a strong chemical smell making a slurry of epoxy chemicals mixed with concrete dust, rock dust and fine sand; I suggest thoske using the bridge to close their windows.

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The spraying only lasted about 2 or 3 hours and covered less then half the length of the northbound lanes because the temperature was dropping and the road surface has to be 60 degrees or above for a certain length time for the epoxy to cure properly, They will be back Thursday morning when the road surface reaches 60 degrees on a predicted cloudy morning.

I don't understand the DOT processes, there is not a day that goes by that I don;t receive multiple notices from the DOT about road closures, lane closures and work being done but never for any work to the 90 Bridge. In all my conversations with the DOT project supervisor and the chief Bridge Engineer they both alway said, as reported here, that the bridge would be washed then seale, but it was ground smoother then sealed, never washed.


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
SC Community Theater production - "Don't Drink the Water"
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Four Shillings Short
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Gin Rummy
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
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Lighted Christmas Parade
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