Thursday, August 14, 2014

Spur Ranch Road Update 08_14_2014

Dear Neighbor,

The dates for the work on Spur Ranch Road are now scheduled for Tuesday, Aug 26th and Wednesday, Aug 27th.  Some of the road equipment will arrive on Monday, Aug 25th and will be parked near the railroad tracks.  During the daytime, from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, volunteers will be stationed at each end of the road (at the RR tracks and Hwy 285) with two-way radios to direct traffic. Only one lane of the road will be open at a time, while work is being done on the other lane, so it is important that vehicles stay in the open lane. Residents along the road will still be able to enter and leave their driveways and streets as usual. Throughout the night, SRR will be westbound only. Therefore, residents wanting to leave the area after 7:00 pm should take Avenida Compadres.

Please be careful to drive slowly and to avoid the construction workers and machinery. The road will be treated with the Bionic Road Solution, which is a clear liquid containing 50% water. The formula is made from naturally occurring chemicals in the earth’s crust, such as potassium, and is non-toxic. However in its concentrated form, the formula has a high pH (highly alkaline) that can cause skin irritation, so the workers that work directly with the product will be wearing gloves and proper protective gear. Should you get any on your skin, please wash it off with soap and water, or vinegar and water.  The formula has no negative impact on metals or automobile finishes. 

It is our goal to limit the number of vehicles on the road, in order for the work to be completed in two days (the best case scenario). The road will be available for those who have no other alternative, but we ask everyone else to please use Avenida Compadres if at all possible. Avenida Compadres is safe to drive on, although parts of it have bad washboards. On those parts you should plan on driving no faster than 5-10 mph in order to avoid damaging your vehicle suspension.

We are still looking for volunteers to assist with traffic control, so please let me know if you can spare three hours on Tuesday or Wednesday to help us complete this project. Thank you.



Jim Garland, president

Spur Ranch Road Association

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