Mind the Gravel on Western Ave.

Blog Commentary

Driving on Western Avenue these days calls for patience and caution.   That’s especially true when making a turn.   I learned this late last week.

While driving north on Western, I made a right turn onto 26th Street.  There are piles of gravel up all along the construction area.  Some near the intersection of 26th and Western has scattered onto the road.  As my car passed over the gravel, it was like I was driving on marbles.

I did not take the turn particularly fast, and, since the pavement was dry, I was not at all expecting the feeling of my car sliding about 6 inches or so to the left.

I hope the construction workers take care to sweep the gravel out of the road, but there’s always the weather to continue to scatter it.

Just a word to mind the gravel.