Saturday, March 10, 2012

Road Works At The Ramp

Old timers know the corner where South Roosevelt meets Bertha Street as "The Ramp," because there used to be a boat launching ramp pointing due south at this spot, behind where the runner can be seen in the picture below.

Some brilliant engineer figured the start of Spring Break would be the perfect time to tear up the corner which connects the city's longest beach, much beloved of the visiting students, to the rest of the city.

Coming into town along Smathers Beach in this sequence of photos we have made the turn from aiming west in the top picture to turning north up Bertha in the second picture and here below we see the line of cars waiting for access to Smathers Beach. What a business!

All this work to install some valuable piping which doubtless will make
life tons better for all concerned.

And had it been installed two months later before schools vacation and families invade Smathers no doubt some indescribably awful Mayan Prophecy of Doom would have overcome us all. Far better to disrupt traffic as much as possible in peak visitor months; it's the Key West way.

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David B. said...

This being Key West, I am quite sure some clever seasonal resident of 1800 Atlantic planned long and hard to ensure that this work was done at this particular moment for some particular reason, especially since there seems to be no assigned completion date to the project. But then, that would be assigning some particular intelligence and forethought to the situation, which we would probably have to admit is likely impossible.

Conchscooter said...

That makes as much sense as anything, as odd as it might sound.