Aaron in Azerbaijan

Just another blog about Azerbaijan.

Let’s Hope This Gas Line Construction Finishes Soon

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I’m hoping that the construction of a gas line in Lənkəran is going to wrap up quickly.  Right now, there is a stretch of road along the main drag, Heydər Prospekti, that is torn up on one side where they are putting in a new underground gas line.  The current gas line is just a rusted metal pipe that runs along the sidewalk.  I’m waiting for the day when a car accident breaks part of the pipe and causes a serious disaster.  The underground pipeline could be an improvement.

What’s somewhat disconcerting is the way they are putting this project together.  It first started by using an big blue tractor, looking about 30 years old, to dig up two lines down the road.  Then they dug up the road, creating piles of dirt and asphalt and started laying in the large rubberized pipeline.  This sounds fine up to this point.  Unfortunately, the rest of the project proceeds a bit curiously.  They finished about 500 meters of the project by laying in the pipeline and then just moving the dug-up rubble back into the hole.  This makes the road a little rough.  And they are making no attempt to smooth it out.  I’m hoping that at some point they decide to pave over it, otherwise there will just be huge holes in the road.  I guess that’s not too different from most roads around here.

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Written by Aaron

February 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. […] a comment » I had meant to make the previous post about the gas line construction a bit more relevant.  Instead, I was just complaining about the dirt path that now goes down the […]

  2. […] That hasn’t really been an attitude I’ve witnessed often here.  Take, for example, the gas line construction from a few months back.  That construction still isn’t what I would call finished.  While […]

  3. […] a comment » I had thought that hopes for fixing the main road in Lənkəran were folly.  I wrote about the gas line they’ve put in, down the middle of Həydər Prospekti, a while ago.  Long […]


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