Hi folks We have shoulder width repaving inconsistency in progress!! I was just down on rt. 116 tonight on the stretch between Bristol and E. Middlebury. If you check out the stretch between White Rock Sports, 1 mi. S. of rt. 117 intersection to the one way bridge with the traffic light, you will notice that they have done a shoulder treatment with gravel and then done a first coat of paving over the whole road, except they left roughly the 9 inches, on average, of gravel unpaved. This is clearly road width that the state feels they can maintain as road surface, but the contractor (F.W. Whitcomb) has chosen not to repave it. To see the inconsistency, take a look at the stretch south of the bridge to where the Notch Road turns off to the left. Here the gravel treatment was applied to the shoulders, but the first coat of pavement covers all of the gravel treatment and goes all the way to the grass. Where they paved the entire gravel treatment, the shoulder width is much more comfortable for the cyclist. In the narrow shouldered region N. of the 1-way bridge, the shoulder is about 3 or 4 inches in places, with available room and road gravel to make it at least a foot. Note that this work is all part of the same paving project that has been underway for the last week or two, and they can't even do it consistently. This is the time to be doing something about this kind of hap- hazard workmanship on our road shoulders. At the very least, this should be clearly documented for next year's legislative session when Karen Kitzmiller dusts off her "road shoulder bill" for further consideration. Better yet, if some of the folks on this list know the stings to pull, this inconsistency can be cleared by the time the final coat of pavement is laid by Whitcomb.