September 21

Autumn is here, but it’s still construction season, and that’s okay with me. The longer cold weather holds off, the more work will get done, and that includes striping the newly-laid blacktop on Highway 83 between Bismarck and Wilton.

This stretch of highway is estimated to be approaching 75,000 vehicles a day, so it takes a beating.  The final step of the summer’s work on the highway was to stripe the lanes.  It’s a warm day, but you can’t tell it by the operator of the sprayer.  Bundled up heavily.  Imagine the neck strain and body aches that comes from sitting in this position all day, especially in breezy less-than-warm weather.

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