Sep 5, 2008, 5:38 PM
Post #6 of 15
Judy, you are entirely right about the wonderful rains causing mucho problemas with the roads. The main problem is the construction of the road beds leave something to be desired. The beds are very shallow and the hot top they spread on them isn't nearly thick enough.
John, oh, John as you have figured out by now the roads just come with the other challenges presented by living in Mexico. We just came down Hwy 15 a couple of weeks ago and as you probably know they are in the process of re-doing some of the worse areas north of Hermosillo. There are gigantic ollas in much need of attention.
Bournemouth, we are so proud of "our" new road from Navojoa to Alamos. It has wide "honest to goodness" shoulders. Every time we make the Navojoa trip we thank the powers that be that it has been re-done. Work is still in progress readying for the UNESCO approval. All the overhead power lines in the plaza area have been relocated underground and replaced with spiffy looking lantern fixtures affixed here and there. Work is now underway at the top of the last hill coming into Alamos, a huge stonework portal is being erected. (Never mind that the city has built an esilo for pobre ancianos and it can't be opened yet because they have no beds and other needed furniture).
Another local flash - the truckers union have grande dump trucks blockading the centro with signage protesting the Presidenta whom they are accusing of stealing from the city coffers. Many rumors about Madame Presidenta as she is expanding her personal holdings at a phenomenal rate.
(This post was edited by thriftqueen on Sep 5, 2008, 5:41 PM)