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Mark W. View Drop Down
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    Posted: 22 Feb. 2024 at 4:38pm
So I have mentioned that the city of Silverton in its brain dead wisdom decided to rebuild the 1890's street in front of my house costing me 3ft of my front yard as well as any on street parking on either side of the street due to the idiot Idea we needed a 5ft wide bike lane on both sides of a street with a 55 ft right of way. Oh and green strips on either side of the sidewalks. All of which no one living here wanted or were asked about. Just told this is happening.

Anyway after completely screwing the road bed up and then having to completely redo that they are now installing the Curbs and driveway entrances.

The modification has made my driveway a little more then 6ft deeper then my Dakota pickup is long. So we had asked right from the get go if they could make the driveway entrance full width instead of 12ft wide like the idiot engineer designed. I am going to widen my driveway out to the full width right to the property line (I have to more a fence as well due to the city giving up an easement/alley and us gaining 5ft. this was done years ago when they decided they no longer wanted to pay to have the alley mowed)

So any way I wake up late today and I wander out there are a dozen guys working on the curbing in front of the house and I see they made the driveway entrance all the way from the far side of the Neighbors (on the other side of the old easement) to almost the fence on the yard side of my driveway. Giving us a full 24' of driveway entrance. SO we will be able to easily pull 3 cars side by side into the new driveway once I get it done this summer or early fall.

I asked the engineer and he said well it just seamed easier to do it that way. Turns out the wife was out there first thing explaining to the "crew" how we wanted it done LOL"

Now to afford a new fence, scrapping out the old messed up gravel in the driveway and then new crushed shale for a whole new driveway. If the driveway didn't slope a little towards the Garage/Carport and there was anyway to drain it I would either Pave it or concrete it. But there isn't so gravel to allow the water to pass through is the option.

Now I don't have to park my pickup a block and a half away just to get CHUG out of the shop.
Chug A Lug
1948 2A Body Customized
1949 3A W/S
1957 CJ5 Frame Modified
Late 50's 134L 9.25"clutch T90A D18 (1.25") D44/30 flanged E-Locker D25 5.38 Since 1962
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