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
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
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.