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Rayville and Dairy

Rayville and Dairy

Areas of Rayville Rd and most of Dairy Rd were under a heavy layer of fine gravel on Saturday.
All chip and no tar.

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A person might start to think all this was being done expressly to discourage road cyclists. To whom would one complain -- the SHA? County governments?

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Conspiracy theories aside,I recently encountered a road down here HoCo that was being patched/repaired.There were no workmen or equipment present,only a sign warning of "loose gravel",which I thought grossly understated the condition of the roadway.
The 'loose gravel' was piled 2-3" high in many places,especially along the entire length of the shoulder.

Considering the enormous amount of tax $ HoCo receives.I'm clueless as to why such shoddy/messy/dangerous methods are used to 'repair' our roads & why such methods are tolerated by my Lexus driving neighbors & fellow cyclists alike ?
     

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Follow the money.

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Typical tar & chip is to lay down the stone over tar, let the sun and car tires set the stone into the tar, then sweep/vacuum the loose stone after approximately a month to make the road more serviceable.  That said, recent tar & chip seem to be laying down too much chip and Dairy Road is pretty scary even using brakes the whole way down, also sliding my car sideways at low speed in one of the hairpins and particularly scary in the steep section.  Baltimore County Bureau of Highways, 410-887-3560 can be contacted regarding County roads.  Please give them a call.  There are a few roads that have been overdone lately, and its so late in the season, there won't be a lot of hot sun softening the pavement to get the stone to set.  I think the really cold winter is responsible for so many roads deteriorating that the County is doing full depth paving on the worst roads and tar & chip on the ones only needed some repair.  The shady spots have been the worst where all the potholes and broken paving are, and riding from bright sun to deep shade has had its surprises this year.

Dan Artley in Parkton next to Dairy Rd. where carving that perfect line has lately been having its issues.

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To add to the road issues you should be aware that a vehicle has lost a large part of a load of gravel and stone at the corner of Priceville Rd. where the road goes right at the top of the short, steep section just before the Quaker Meeting House.  It covers most of the road for about fifty feet.  As you come up the hill, you don't see it until you are on it.  Lack of traction and one to two inch stones could take you down. 

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