Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spur Ranch Road Info for Friday: 01_20_2012

Hi neighbors,

The plan for tomorrow (Friday) is for a grader to smooth Avenida de los Compadres, our alternate road, about 7AM.  Once we have verified that the road is drivable, we will close Spur Ranch Road to traffic from the RR tracks to Rte. 285 (except for emergency vehicles, residents from Silver Saddle, Rancho San Lucas, and a few houses along the affected road segment.)  I’ll send out a community email notice when the road is formally closed.


The road closure will likely last for two, possibly three days (through the weekend). Tomorrow, our volunteer flaggers will be stationed at the RR tracks and Rte. 285 to inform drivers that they should use Avenida de los Compadres if at all possible. Our volunteers are exhausted and we’re therefore not asking them to work also on the weekend; by then, we hope everybody will be aware of the road closure. (We will post signs at Rte 285 and the RR tracks.)


It is necessary to close Spur Ranch Road because the segment west of Silver Saddle has not yet been graded, smoothed, and compacted, and the road equipment needs access to both lanes. The road east of Silver Saddle to the top of the rise needs finish grading and compacting, while the road from the rise to Rte. 285 has been completed and looks wonderful.


Believe me, I know well what an inconvenience this has been for all of us. For some of us it has been an ordeal. However, at this point the more we can leave the road crew alone to do their job, unhindered by residential traffic, the better the final product will be.


The ten day forecast is for clear, warm, and sunny weather (10% chance of rain on Sunday, 20% chance on Monday). We need roughly a week of dry weather to cure the road, after work is completed, so let’s all keep our fingers crossed.





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