Pole in the Road

This image comes from Bulgaria. The story behind it, as far as I can figure out from the Bulgarian site offnews.bg (with help from Google Translate), is that the pole can be found on a road in the municipality of Tran. The road was recently expanded, but since the pole was owned by the electrical company, the municipality didn't have the right to remove it. So they simply poured the road around it. However, the municipality notes that they have now filed the necessary paperwork to remove the pole, and they hope all the documents will be processed promptly.
     Posted By: Alex - Tue May 05, 2015
     Category: Buildings and Other Structures | Government | Regulations

Government grinds infinitely slowly.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/05/15 at 07:03 PM
Many years ago, I lived in Lowell, Massachusetts. They also had telephone poles in the road where the road had apparently been widened.
Posted by ges on 05/06/15 at 12:06 AM
Having driven the length and breadth of Bulgaria I can tell you, quite honestly, that this doesn't rise to the level of weird.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/06/15 at 11:14 AM
Providence RI has a small side street near my house, luckily without much traffic, where a fire hydrant is definitely in the new lane of travel, protected by a couple of steel poles cemented around it.
Posted by Paul on 05/06/15 at 12:09 PM
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