Perpetual Road Work!
Planned Obsolescence the cause of Perpetual Roadwork in Hoboken?
We’ve discussed the (true) phenomenon of “Planned Obsolescence” in the past. Whether it’s light bulbs, disposable razors, politicians (not) or even something as routine as road pavement. It’s a curious fact of life that demands attention from everyone.
But the reason I bring it up – is because (and I don’t care what the political opinion is), there is ALWAYS traffic-constricting roadwork being done in Hoboken. But can that inconvenient bullshit ever cease?
“Road Work” never really ceases. Why?
Currently – it’s some crap in several places – both in the SW part of town, and various spots in the middle of Hoboken. Detours, re-directs and headaches galore. Various “public agencies” can take the blame.
These “projects” are seemingly on a treadmill. To the point where there will be a section “in need of repair” in perpetuity. Forever. Till you die. And beyond. And then some…
Can’t they figure out “100 year” solutions? Like using quality (yet higher-priced) materials? I’ve said the same thing about highways in the past. If you “think” (because of your “planners”) that a 3-lane highway will suffice – throw that shit out of the window and (at the very least) DOUBLE what they “thought.” Because we’d all rather have a six-lane highway (at today’s dollars) than a 10-year “rehabilitation project” (at “tomorrow’s dollars”) any day of the week.
The sad thing is that because “politicians” lack that ability to demonstrate such a benefit to their constituents (and the constituents are too dumb to begin with) – common sense never prevails. They just keep feeding the beast (and most likely knowingly!)
Godspeed for the rest of your week, people!