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680 Southbound Slow Lane From Sunol/Castlewood

Original post made by Road Repair, Foothill High School, on Jul 9, 2014

When are they planning on repairing the slow lane on this stretch of freeway from Sunol/Castlewood to Highway 84? They are continually patching it with the worst patch jobs I've ever seen; sometimes I think the patch jobs are worse then the grand canyon craters that have formed. I don't understand their theory with patching it and then two days later the patch jobs have worn away leaving the craters again. This lane has been bad for over 10 years. Please help!

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Posted by Formerly Dan from BC
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

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Been complaining about this for YEARS!

Funny how the stretch of 680 between San Ramon and Walnut Creek gets more attention than the main artery going into Silicon Valley.

There's something very wrong with our governmental priorities.

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Posted by Formerly Dan from BC
a resident of Bridle Creek
on Jul 10, 2014 at 8:30 am

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...and God forbid if there's an accident on that stretch. Backup for miles...

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm

This is a three lane freeway, but because of the cracked slabs in the slow lane it is effectively a two lane freeway. Nobody, even trucks, want to drive in the 3rd lane. I agree with the poor job of trying to patch these broken slabs. Was driving just beyond the Sunol turnoff when a big rig's back tires hit a patch job. Asphalt pieces the size of tennis balls flew out of the roadway. One hit my car, thankfully on a rubber strip. If this piece had bounced and hit a car's windshield, it would have gone right through, perhaps killing the driver or passenger. People have complained about this to Mr. Roadshow (San Jose Mercury News) for quite awhile. He was able to get Caltrans to replace the broken slabs about two years ago, but since then a slew of other slabs have cracked. This whole 10 mile section of roadway needs to be replaced.

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