You could have knocked us over with feather, when the road crew started coming up our lowly little street. I have previously posted that we didn't expect any improvement, but sure enough I am glad to be proved wrong.
They have completely leveled and brought in load after load of crushed rock, then steamrolled it flat. They have also cut a ditch on the sides and each homeowner is responsible for buying their own concrete culverts (to go under the driveways). We only found out when a neighbor, who had to go away for business, came over and gave us the 900 pesos and asked us to give it to his neighbor to pay for the culverts. We weren't aware that we needed to do that, and the neighbor apologized for failing to ask us. Because he bought in lots of 12, he paid 1/2 price- we had to pay full price for our 4 (but we were happy to do it, so it can be installed by the road crew).
You can see the original sad state of the road. As you can see, it is little more than a dirt driveway. We are not complaining- that is just the way it was. Then you can see the view out of our newly installed windows. Even this picture is not the finished product. They have put several more loads of rock and rolled it as well (some would say the road is a little bit rock and a little bit roll- sorry).
The road is now totally rocked and with a nice crown to shed water. They are installing the drainage ditch and culverts today.
A very unexpected bonus for us, indeed!