[AZ-Observing] Changes To Vekol Road

  • From: Tom Polakis <tpolakis@xxxxxxx>
  • To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 09:47:15

It came as a bit of a surprise to see a sign reading "Pavement Ends"
shortly after taking the Vekol Road exit.  The pavement has been stripped
from the two-mile stretch that we had come to enjoy speeding down.  Also
added is a sign that indicates that this is a major smuggling route due to
proximity to the Mexican border.  It appears that the pavement has been
removed for good to slow the illegal traffic down.

Not too long ago Vekol Road was paved as part of Maricopa County's dust
abatement project.  Those several cars per hour 50 miles from Phoenix must
have been contributing to the brown cloud.  Now that same pavement is being
stripped to discourage illegal traffic.  Your tax dollars at work, as they

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