Draper Bikeway 13

This first shot was from last month before the bad weather hit. As it was, they had laid this temporary dam almost a month ago and brought in all the materials, then did nothing for weeks. You can see the water in the creek is pooled up above the dam.

Today: Here the little dam is washed out after a lot of rain and snow melt ran over it. I’m a little irritated at the waste of taxpayer money connected to this whole project. The dam was placed so equipment could come down the trail from the depot atop the hill and work both sides without tearing up the finished asphalt end off-screen to the right. Other parts of the unfinished bikeway are washed out like this in at least a dozen places. It means extra work putting the dirt back before paving.

This is the bikeway along the old Westminster Road bed near the south end of the lake. The image faces north where a cement mixer truck is pouring into a curb-setting machine. While it isn’t a problem, it’s odd to see them setting the curbs before laying the asphalt.

This is the same trail section from the northern end, after the asphalt was laid between the new curb lines. The work is getting done piecemeal, a section here, a section there. I saw several cars parked near the latest equipment depot, but the place was quiet and I saw no evidence of work anywhere. Efficiency at it’s finest!

But I was quite glad to get back out on my bike. We should have nice enough weather for almost a full week of riding ahead.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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