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Intersections on Loma Verde are loose gravel pits

Original post made by Loma Verde Driver, Palo Verde, on Aug 23, 2008

The intersections of Loma Verde and Ross/Louis/Greer are gravel pits. Cars going by are causing dust storms and the gravel is flying in the air, hitting pedestrians, bikes and car paint. This is the worst job of repaving I have seen.

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Posted by Walker
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 23, 2008 at 10:05 pm

I walked on those streets this morning and several of them are being resurfaced. I noticed that local residents were backing out of their driveways and driving over the taped off areas where the new paving is still wet.

If the local residents are going to ignore the taped off areas they are going to put permanent ruts on the newly paved streets, and get tar stuck under their vehicles.

Most of Palo Alto would love to have this kind of infrastructure repair; instead Midtown residents are driving over new wet paving and complaining about it!!!

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Posted by John
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 24, 2008 at 8:20 am

The local neighborhood residents in Midtown were informed that this work will take place between certain dates. Many residents got smart and parked their vehicles on nearby streets that are not designated for re-paving. Fresh slurry will stick to the underside of your car so best not to drive on the taped off areas.

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Posted by Loma Verde Driver
a resident of Palo Verde
on Aug 25, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Today the big problem is knowing which side of the road to drive on. Residents on side streets such as Stockton and Vernon are virtually hemmed in and egress is a guessing game. We were certainly not informed of this problem.

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Posted by Leo
a resident of Downtown North
on Aug 26, 2008 at 12:33 am

What about the interminable street destruction going on at Wilkie Way between Charleston and the bike bridge? Will the digging and dust ever end?

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Posted by JJ
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 26, 2008 at 5:06 am

Residents have been crying out for infrastructure repairs, the City heard you, now you're getting your streets repaired and resurfaced and you're complaining!! This is what you've been asking for. You don't get infrastructure upgrades without going through z work process.

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Posted by Loma Verde Driver
a resident of Palo Verde School
on Aug 26, 2008 at 9:00 am

After 6.00 pm last night there were no restrictions on parking, but since there was two way traffic on one side of the street, difficult enough, some residents started parking on the street rather than their driveways which made the 2 way flow very difficult.

Yes, we do need to put up with the mess to get the roads upgraded, but I have lived here for 20 years and seen many resurfacing jobs, but this one seems particularly messy and confusing. Those of us living in the side streets were not warned about losing access to our own street and we also have all the problems of cars parked on our street. We don't mind the latter, but some idea of how to get out of our street would have been helpful.

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Posted by g
a resident of Midtown
on Aug 28, 2008 at 7:52 am

We had similar work done on Colorado. The issue here is communication, the contractors post signs with dates they expect to do work, inevitably the dates get pushed and no one communicates this, thus everyone gets upset.

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