As you have surely noticed, most of the new gravel delivered in the past few days is now spread across the surface of our road, rather than being mixed down inside the road base, where it belongs. On Monday, therefore, the surface of the road will be doused with water and a special hydraulic roller will press the gravel down into the base material. (The familiar steel roller won’t work for this application, because the sticky road base sticks to the roller, pulling up clumps of the road.) This procedure will likely take a day or two. If you want to see what the end result should look like, check out the short test segment of road adjacent to the turnoff into Rancho San Lucas.
I’ve given up trying to predict completion times for the roadwork, but will keep you apprised if the work schedule threatens to move into Wednesday.