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Locals urge Caltrans to reopen Highway 84 near Woodside ASAP

Original post made on May 24, 2023

After a total shutdown because of a landslide, nearby residents are imploring Caltrans to reopen a stretch of Highway 84 near Woodside that has been closed since early March.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 3:52 PM

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Posted by MattR
a resident of Woodside
on May 24, 2023 at 7:43 am

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Cheryl Chambers was massively tone deaf. She spoke of putting out info on Twitter, but ignored the fact that the project specific website was devoid of information. She was proud that it'd been over a month since the last update, claiming that was timely. Her excuses for not releasing information until they were certain were infuriating, ignoring the damage that silence creates. We all know that the unexpected can occur and that the best plans often require revisions.

If this is so urgent, why isn't overtime approved? Working 6 or 7 days a week could easily pull single lane reopening into June. Now with a full reopening scheduled for October it's highly likely next seasons rains will delay that even further.

I live "up the hill" near Skyline and live with this closure on a daily basis. I've walked the works and it's scale is massive. The workers get an A for the work they've done. Ms Chambers gets a D. They had dates for a month? And didn't tell anyone? And the plans are technically public records? She should either get with it or she should find a new job.

Posted by Claudette
a resident of Woodside
on May 24, 2023 at 10:32 am

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If the hill is still moving and water is still draining it will be months before any meaningful repairs can BEGIN.
Old La Honda Road is a nightmare, but the traffic control lights have helped. Frustrations are increasingly aggressive. Staying home as much as possible is my current choice but not a solution.

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