At least one of my routs has been hosed for a while by the city, and it looks like at lest a portion of all of them will be. Rather than repaving streets as they get in bad shape our town goes through every couple years and "chip seals" all the streets in town, and I have to ride at least a portion of the redone area. For those who aren't familiar with this stuff, they spray down thin layer of hot tar, and then put a layer of chipped rock over it. Rather than rolling the surface and sweeping away the excess rock they just wait for the normal traffic to press in the rock, and then just let the traffic and weather push the excess out of the traffic lanes. Basicaly the stuff will shred a set of tires in short order, and makes the rough fairly rough for a couple months. Once everything gets pounded in it's not bad, but then they'll seal it again.