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Major road construction on Colon in Ajijic

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Post by CanuckBob Tue Apr 25, 2023 8:47 am

The whole bottom block of Colon is torn up and there is s mountain of paving stones nearby. I hope this continues throughout the village.

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Post by BisbeeGal Tue Apr 25, 2023 10:10 am

The city announced that major street repairs were starting.  https://lakesidenewschapala.com/2023/04/21/maintenance-of-the-cobblestones-in-ajijic-begins/

A few days ago there was a lot of patching of cobbles on 16 de Septiembre east of La Bodega.  Looked like they had sand set up to continue west of La Bodega, but this was patches, not the complete overhaul as in Bob's photo of lower Colon.
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Post by CanuckBob Tue Apr 25, 2023 10:58 am

They need to do a complete overhaul every major N/S & E/W road in the village. The patches are more than useless. They usually wash away as soon as it rains. 16th de Septiembre from Donata Guerro to Colon is basically a sand road from all their "patches".

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Post by BisbeeGal Tue Apr 25, 2023 2:21 pm

Taken 10 minutes ago.  Appears to be water/sewer related.

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Post by CanuckBob Wed Apr 26, 2023 7:10 am

Or even better.........perhaps they are replacing the old sewer pipes as they fix all the roads?? Probably wishful thinking.......lol.

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Post by BisbeeGal Thu Apr 27, 2023 11:47 am

Just now, Thurs. the 27th,

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Post by SunFan Thu Apr 27, 2023 1:22 pm

I sure hope they compressed the soil. Pavers laid over recently disturbed soil is a recipe for disaster. i don't see any substrate under the pavers.

But of course they've thought of that.

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Post by RickS Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:06 pm

At least they are doing it before the rains set in....
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Post by mudgirl Thu Apr 27, 2023 3:19 pm

SunFan wrote:I sure hope they compressed the soil. Pavers laid over recently disturbed soil is a recipe for disaster. i don't see any substrate under the pavers.

But of course they've thought of that.

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That was my instant thought, too. "Are they really laying pavers down on dry loose dirt?"

I did my whole walkway on sand as the substrate, placing various thicknesses of broken scrounged tiles on it, and wiggling the thicker ones down into the sand so the surface was level. But the sand was soaked down and compacted first, and the tiles were placed so that I could grout the whole thing with cement between the tiles.
And it's only a walkway, no cars are driving on it.

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Post by CanuckBob Fri Apr 28, 2023 8:15 am

One would think they would know how to lay pavers here............but then again....lol. I just hope they carry this same theme throughout the entire village.

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Post by CanuckBob Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:06 pm

Here is their idea of "road repairs" on 16 de Septiembre. Just sand in holes........to be washed away with the first rain.

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Post by BisbeeGal Fri Apr 28, 2023 12:29 pm

Saw that the other day and had hoped there were cobbles laid beneath the sand topping.
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Post by RickS Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:29 pm

I've seen this in the past where they lay cobblestones and then 'sand over' to have the traffic pack it down. Don't know about these but...
Time will tell!
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Post by CanuckBob Sat Apr 29, 2023 7:47 am

Nope just sand in holes. No cobbles to be found.

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Post by RickS Sat Apr 29, 2023 8:06 am

Sand in Holes plus Rain = POTHOLES!
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Post by mudgirl Sat Apr 29, 2023 10:56 am

C'mon guys, how long have you lived in Mexico? It's not raining NOW, so there's no need to think that far ahead. ;-)

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Post by CanuckBob Sat Apr 29, 2023 1:45 pm

The funny thing is they do this every year just before the rainy season so of course it is crap again in 6 weeks. WTF is with that? I would love to ask whoever is in charge of the roads around here.

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Post by mudgirl Sat Apr 29, 2023 1:54 pm

Is there an equivalent in Spanish of the saying, "The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result every time"?
I bet not.

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Post by SunshineyDay Sat Apr 29, 2023 3:39 pm

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:55 am

So now all those pavers have been torn back up. There is a lot more pavers, sand and base rocks on site. I guess they are going with a different design.

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Post by RickS Mon May 01, 2023 11:10 am

"What one hand put-ith down, the other hand tear-ith up"....
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Post by artsnob Mon May 01, 2023 1:34 pm

When I came here 40 years ago we had a lot of roads that were unpaved, the problems started when they started paving with rocks,and paver bricks...

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Post by RickS Tue May 02, 2023 10:54 am

Actually I think that the problem started when the village roads started seeing tons of increased car traffic. Also big vehicles/trucks that didn't used to exist beat them down. Think dump trucks, garbage trucks and larger/more buses.
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Post by CanuckBob Tue May 02, 2023 3:14 pm

They are doing a really nice job. If only they would do all the major roads in Ajijic like this.


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Post by SunFan Tue May 02, 2023 4:09 pm

That appears to be two paving strips running down the center of the street. Does that assume cars will drive down the center of the street?

I wonder how they' finish the rest of the roadbed?

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