This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Melville Street monuments

Monday morning I noticed that Melville Street south of the railroad tracks has finally had the last layer of paving applied. So it was a bit surprising to see a machine drilling holes in the newly-paved street.
I could not figure out what it was that they were putting into the holes, so I asked. A worker told me that they were installing monuments, or surveyor markers.
Left unasked and unanswered was the question of why they could not do this before they paved the street.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The surveryor has to be able to access these monuments and that would be difficult if they were buried under a newly paved road. Also, the tearing out of the old road or the paving of the new one may have disrupted the old markers, in that case they need to be completely reset.