Dave Pratt reports on Sup Frentzen's Town Hall Meeting about Road Conditions

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 20, 2017 / comments

[Dave Pratt]
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Roads meeting at Mountain Creek Middle School. Estimated attendance was 100 people. Highlights:

1) Both Bucks Bar Road and Mt Aukum Road issues are related to failing culverts. DOT is going in front of the BOS on March 7th with the respective plans and a compressed bid window to complete the projects. The tentative plan is to start work on Mt Aukum road in early April with a target completion date of May 1. Once that is complete, the replacement of the Buck's Bar culvert will occur in May and will probably close the road for about a week.

2) There was universal acknowledgement that Buck's Bar Road MUST stay open and thus is the highest priority as the next wave of storms begin tomorrow.

3) Omo Ranch Road, between the cattle guard and North South Road, will be plowed during snow events through the end of the season as another way out of the south county.

4) The objective is to get the significant road work completed well before the start of fire season.

5) The detour seems longer, but with in our current situation it only takes a couple minutes longer on the recommended detour of PV Road and BB Road.

6) It was reinforced by several speakers about the need to get to Pleasant Valley (and visa versa) to support our local businesses. Keep our money local and support all of our area businesses.

7) There will also be a special BOS meeting the week of 2/27 regarding road funding.