posted on Jan, 6 2010 @ 01:16 AM
FWIW, the photograph also appeared on alt.conspiracy.area51. A few of the "investigators" still use usenet. Yes, frames suck. Also, firefox can get
past the right click blocker. [Doh!]
Regarding the road, lets call it "sealed" rather than paved. I don't believe they put a stone base under the pavement.
There are bid requests from Nellis regarding paving, so I assume Nellis runs the contract. The TTR has had a paving request go out as well. The TTR,
being less secret than Groom Lake, has also expanded its telecommunications capabilities
They did a similar sealing on Cedar Pass Road. No base, so the pavement erodes and you find dirt. It is almost worse than a dirt road because drivers
try to steer around the failed pavement.
As far as I can tell, most road traffic to Groom Lake uses the Mercury Highway and passes through Gate 700 of the NTS. I met a truck driver that has
taken deliveries as far as Gate 700. From that point, the commercial driver sits in the guard shack and a military (or at least approved driver) takes
the truck to the base.
If you hang out around the front gate long enough, you only see cars and the bus. I don't ever recall seeing a heavy go down Groom Lake Road. Since
the Janets don't fly on the weekends, you might find a base worker going into Alamo, so it is possible to see base traffic on the weekend.