Building better signs

It’s fun to ride a gravel bike. Unless, that is, you’re focused on the idea that some roads are really supposed to be blacktop.

Like Santa Fe Road in Hallock Township. 

Back in the spring, workers turned three sections of the road into gravel. Residents along the way probably thought the road would be completed within days.

I did.

Then the sign went up. And dirt rose with every passing vehicle. The obvious solution to the problem?

Fix the sign.

So, instead of Road Construction Ahead, which at this date seems wildly promissory, I offer the following suggestions for a replacement:

  • Roll Up Windows Next Two Miles
  • Abandon All Hope Ye Who Pass This Way
  • Gravel Bike Infrastructure is Big!
  • Indiana Is Working on Something a Couple Hundred Miles Ahead
  • Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Us
  • If There’s One Level of Government You Can Do Without, It’s the Township
  • Welcome to Illinois

About 16incheswestofpeoria

Former bicycle mechanic, current peruser of books, feeder of birds.
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1 Response to Building better signs

  1. Steve Kurt says:

    Couldn’t agree more! Santa Fe is a great cycling road. A very scenic roller coaster sort of road. I hope it doesn’t end up like Hallock Hollow, where they left it unpaved for 6 months (or a year?). It ended up as a washboard gravel road, and left the washboard sections in the road when they chip-sealed it.

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