Stopped off in a part of Algonquin that the city didn’t want to annex, but did run water lines through messing up a streets surface.
It’s up on the hill south of Edgewood Drive.
It’s rare that I see asphalt being laid, but that is what the Algqonuin Township Highway employees were doing Thursday morning.
And for the commenter asking if folks have seen Road Commissioner Andrew Gasser, yes, there he is in his pink shirt.
It takes two to run the paving machine. The employee in the foreground is one of two remaining claiming membership in Local 150 of the Operating Engineers Union.
The surface is soft. The indentations visible are made to make sure the asphalt is deep enough.
The compactor, which I would call a “steam roller,” smooths out the lane, while the machine that lays down the asphalt returns to the far end of the road to complete the job. The compactor’s driver is the other remaining Local 150 member.