No, I'm not talking about the stretch of Railroad near the loop in Northeast El Paso. While it's needed repaving for many years, it hasn't quite been 100.

I could go on and on about how badly some ... ok, a ton of ... El Paso roadways need work. Even some of the newer ones around here are already in bad shape but none of them are centurions.

I don't think any of the paved roads in El Paso can claim to be 100 but this one in Limestone County can and it's actually in great shape. Granted, it carries a fairly light traffic load.

My first thought was, why the hell doesn't TXDoT use whatever they used then?? It was first paved in 1929 and looks great. Jeez, our roads look like they've been bombed after just a couple of rain storms.

State Loop 442 in Tehuacana is one of the oldest state roads in Texas that still has its original pavement. In 1929, TxDOT paved a section of roadway from Elm creek to Mexia, and 94 years later that same pavement lies there today. - TxDoT

It's apparently made from some sort of “jointed reinforced concrete pavement” ... whatever that is ... that they can't use anymore. It "prevents effective rehabilitation strategies” which, I think, (well, assume I guess is the better way to phrase that), means it's hard to repair. Maybe? Who knows?

Anyway, it seems to be holding up pretty darn good so maybe not being "easily rehabilitated" isn't a big deal if it doesn't really need much "rehabilitating". Hmmm ...

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