Reply To: The aul dollop of tarmac!
Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
also when a large job is being done, why dont they line the street with six foot diameter concrete piping so that everything can be accessed and repaired from underground? doing each street, and gradually interconnecting them, they would eventually have an underground services grid (a bit simcity but hey…) – it may take 30 years but it would eventually allow for proper surfaces to be maintained….
In Chicago they built an underground mini rail system for the postal system in the 1920’s it does exactly what a six foot round concrete pipe would do, it provides copious quantities of space for the public and private dry (elec/ telcos) utility companies.
Starting a similar system would be a highly progressive step, I lost count of the number of times Georges St was dug up during the late 1990’s but I rarely had a quiet Sunday morning living there.