Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Grading Spur Ranch Road

Members of the Spur Ranch Road Association:

 

The monsoons for 2018 have arrived and your Spur Ranch Road Association (SRRA) has determined that now is the optimal time to grade our Road again - within the next few days Spur Ranch Road from US 285 west to the tracks will be deeply graded & rolled, the ditches reshaped and the crown renewed.  Spur Ranch Road from the tracks west to Ave. de Compadres will be graded sufficient to correct the wash boarding.

 

During the same time frame New Mexico Gas Co. will continue to install the gas line east from Rancho San Lucas along the north side of Spur Ranch Road – road grading and pipe line installation will be coordinated.  Please be aware that there will be ‘work in progress’ road signs, traffic cones, parked  vehicles and grading occurring along Spur Ranch Road – PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY AND SLOWLY in these construction zones.

 

Please be aware that Ave. de Compadres will likely be passable by 4x4 vehicles only during and immediately following strong monsoon events such as those forecast for the next few days and until the monsoons are over.

 

Several of us have been advised that there will be increasing train traffic on the Santa Fe Southern rail line this summer.  Please note that the STOP signs at the level crossing are there for your safety and that in any collision with a train the lighter vehicle would incur the most damage.  Most vehicles using Spur Ranch Road are significantly lighter than any train.

 

Plans are being made by Santa Fe County to upgrade the Rail Trail from Avenida Eldorado south to Spur Ranch Road.  This upgrade is scheduled to occur during the summer of 2018 with staging of equipment at the parking area at the junction of the Rail Trail and Avenida Eldorado. There will, however, likely be additional traffic and some equipment using Spur Ranch Road.  Your SRRA Directors will be monitoring this and will try to give you timely updates.

 

Be safe,

 

Al Webster

Board of Directors

Spur Ranch Road Association

 

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Trains crossing Spur Ranch Road

Spur Ranch Road Association members:

 

This is from Santa Fe Southern Railway:

 

Today, July 7, there will once again be activity on the rail line through Eldorado, so please be aware of your surroundings when near the tracks. Activity will slowly be picking up on the line over the coming months. Thanks, Erich Brock, Santa Fe Southern Railway.

 

This warning impacts the tracks that cross Spur Ranch Road by the mailboxes for trains enroute Lamy. 

 

There are ‘STOP’ signs both east and west of the tracks.  I recommend that you stop at the signs then look left and right to ensure that you do not collide with a train.

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Spur Ranch Road Ass’n

Board of Directors

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

NM Road Conditions

For updated NM Road Conditions I recommend this site:    http://m.nmroads.com/site.html?RoadConditions

 

Al Webster

Member

Spur Ranch Road Ass’n

Board of Directors

Deep snow on Spur Ranch Road

At 0845 Spur Ranch Road is being plowed - please drive carefully and slowly - it is very likely that Spur Ranch Road will need to be plowed again later today based on the snow fall forecast of some 8 inches in our area.  Also please note that many of the streets in Santa Fe are snow-packed and slippery as are both NM 285 and I-25.

 

Al Webster, Member

SRR Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Grading Spur Ranch Road from tracks west to Compadres

On Wednesday or Thursday of this week Spur Ranch Road from the railroad tracks west to Ave. de Compadres will be graded – the wash boarding is severe on this section of our road.  As the grader is working please give it lots of room and, as always, please drive the posted speed limit of 30 mph or even more slowly -  excessive speed on our road causes it to deteriorate quickly.  When the road is dry and the wind is up the dust that you see blowing away behind speeding vehicles is the surface of the road being blown away.

 

Thanks,

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Member

Spur Ranch Road Board of directors.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Spur Ranch Road work to be done

Good morning Spur Ranch Road Association members,

 

The first major work on SRR for 2017 is planned for next week, 29 March (depending on weather).  Deep grading and re-crowning of the road will occur from US 285 to the Santa Fe Southern tracks.  There will be significant work done at the ‘S’ curve and east to US 285; the bar ditch on the south side of the ‘S’ will be made shallower and, east of the ‘S’,  the loose surface gravel will be thoroughly mixed into the road bed.

 

Please drive carefully and cautiously while this work is being done – there will be a dump truck, a water truck, a grader and a roller involved in this event; these are large cumbersome vehicles and maneuver slowly.

 

Drive carefully and slowly,

 

Al

 

Al Webster

Member, SRRA Board of Directors

 

 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spur Ranch Road - Earth Day

EARTH DAY Clean Up– 2017

22 April, 2017

 

Your Spur Ranch Road Association is organizing an Earth Day Clean UpThis year’s event will be held on Earth Day, 22 April,  starting at 0830.

Activities will include collecting a winter’s worth of debris along and 10 feet on either side of Spur Ranch Road from the intersection of Ave. de Compadres and Spur Ranch Road east to US Highway 285.  Please identify and report on any interesting cultural items you might find – each year there have been interesting and sometimes ‘unique’ articles reported, most of which are recyclable.  If they are reported as such, there will be a total count of beer/liquor bottles and cans and totals of brands collected; results will be reported on the Blog site.

Last year was a ‘Budweiser-Lite-in-cans’ year by a wide margin.

We’re looking for volunteers for the following sections of Spur Ranch Road:

1.     Ave.de Compadres east to Calle Junipero: __________________________________________________________

2.) Calle Junipero east to Santa Fe Southern Rail Road tracks (and all around the mail boxes: _____________________________________________________

3.)  Santa Fe Southern Rail Road tracks east to Silver Saddle: ________________________________________________________

4.) Silver Saddle east to US 285: Al Webster and Roberta Armstrong

Please fill in the blanks and let me know which section you’d like. Please bring your own garbage bags and, for safety, wear bright clothing.

 

Al Webster,

Spur Ranch Road Association