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Tri-Valley ranks high among Bay Area communities for pavement quality

Original post made on Dec 7, 2021

In a recently released survey of pavement conditions throughout the Bay Area, the Tri-Valley cities collectively earned high marks compared to some other parts of the region, with Dublin earning the highest score locally.

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Posted by Paul Clark
a resident of Danville
on Dec 7, 2021 at 8:09 am

Paul Clark is a registered user.

We've lived off of El Pintado Road since 1984. Neither the County, nor the Town of Danville have EVER done any substantial maintenance on El Pintado in that time frame. In times past we and our neighbors have gone to The Town of Danville for relief. The answers have been manifold. "The people like it the way it is." "We are waiting for money from the development of fronting properties." "There is no consensus as to what should be done." Etc. I cannot count the number of times I met with Steve Lake when he was "Public Works Director." He had the "lie du jour"all cued up for me each time we met, and none of them were ever the same. But the truth of the matter is that Danville's "policy" is to maintain the roads that are in decent shape and let the rest go with filling the potholes. I have a very good friend who lives on Richard Lane. When he comes to visit, he cannot understand why they seal coat Richard Lane to death, but never do anything about El Pintado. So now, Danville says that they are going to spend $500k on El Pintado doing a "pavement overlay," which is just throwing good money after bad. The money would be better spent actually doing a complete rebuilding of portions of the road over a longer period of time, including fixing the drainage, which causes the roadway to fail in the first place. Doing overlays on poor quality sub-base is a fool's mission.

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