Friday, September 11, 2009
Get ready for repaving Old Georgetown Road
Some of the stimulus money is making it's way to Montgomery County. I saw this sign on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda, MD. It says "Putting America To Work", "American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Resurfacing MD-187" The sign just went up yesterday and I am not sure when it will start, but it should be soon.
I sense a little bit of propaganda at work here, they really want you to know who is doing it. I think they went a bit over the top with it, number of words on sign: 12, number of words that tell you want is going to happen: 2. I also like the blue sign at the bottom which is blank except for the recovery.gov logo, I guess they couldn't decide on what to write there.
As an aside, walking two blocks in the rain to get the picture wasn't as fun as I thought it would be. It was really raining hard.
Update Sept 21: The sign is still there but it has been covered over with black cloth. I guess they are going to uncover it when they are ready to start the repaving.
Update Sept 22: here's the covered sign.
Update October 7: The sign is back to being uncovered and I saw them putting construction barrels along the southbound side of Old Georgetown Rd. There is also a second little blue sign that says "Martin O'Malley, Govenor"