21 January 2015

Evolution in the Street

There was a bit of commotion outside our house this morning while I was reading my email. So I had to emerge from my cave to investigate.

An Evolution work crew arrived
We had seen these strange markings on the road for a few days and were wondering what's going on. It looked like a section of the road needed replacing. Well that's what they came to do.

Soon a huge machine turned up and started to rip up the old road surface, dumping it into trucks. It took three truckloads.

The machine scrapes the old surface into trucks

The road started to look like a bomb site
 Not long after a road surface machine arrived and more trucks with new hot asphalt
Asphalt is being dumped into the road surface machine

The road surface machine at work
Then the rain came down, which made for a steamy work site, but the crew carried on regardless. Luckily, the rain didn't last long.

Where is everybody?
Finally a couple of road rollers came along to finish the new road surface.

The rollers at work
The new road

The whole lot only took a couple of hours.
Ok, back into my cave.


  1. Premier Newman sent the crew, just to ensure you vote the 'correct' way.

    1. I was going to Andrew, but Alan Jones told me, you can't trust him. so I guess I won't.

  2. You did a good job of catching the action. Enjoy your new section of street.

  3. What fun.... Some excitement outside your home.... Amazing how things will get us out of our caves!!!! A few days ago, George was outside and I was on the computer inside. We both heard about 4 big booms about 2-3 streets over from us. George said that he saw smoke and fire. Our electricity went out.... Obviously that got me out of my cave --so I ran outside to tell George that the electricity was out... He said he figured it was after that explosion. I went back inside and wondered what in the world I could do without my computer or the TV..... ha ha....The electricity came back on in less than an hour.... We never found out what happened. Fun fun.

  4. Your photos are very clear and sharp, can almost smell the asphalt. Don't know why I like that smell. I find a watcher with a camera often keeps workmen on task.

  5. Its just another patch to match the one on the right of the last photo. I also see smaller patches in the intersection. Why didn't they do the whole road at least the whole intersection. I guess it is cheaper to put on bandaids.


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