The bump in the paving job

The in basket: Dave Cobb e-mailed 10 days ago to say, “Ace Paving finished a repaving job several weeks ago on Highway 3 on the northbound section near the intersection with Navy Yard highway. They left a rather rough bump where the new pavement meets the old. I’m wondering why they didn’t make this horrendous bump smoother, and when they plan to fix it.”


The in basket: Dave Cobb e-mailed 10 days ago to say, “Ace Paving finished a repaving job several weeks ago on Highway 3 on the northbound section near the intersection with Navy Yard highway. They left a rather rough bump where the new pavement meets the old. I’m wondering why they didn’t make this horrendous bump smoother, and when they plan to fix it.”
The out basket: The passage of time has answered one of Dave’s questions. It wasn’t a finished job and work resumed there last week, closing the ramp outbound from Bremerton one night. The remaining paving work in the northbound lanes from the bump to the end of the project was to be done this week.
What intrigued me about the work and probably caused Dave to conclude the job was finished was the finish striping and other pavement markings on what was paved a few weeks ago. I had never know striping to be done before all the new pavement was down.
Steve Cochran of the state engineering office here said that the paving on Highway 3 was part of the larger job on Kitsap Way, also known as Highway 310. When Ace shifted its work to Kitsap Way with only a portion of the Highway 3 work done, they decided to do the final striping so drivers didn’t have to rely on temporary markings until the crews returned to finish the job.
As for the severity of the bump, I didn’t find it to be any worse that the norm for paving work in progress.

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