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Original post made by david, Donlon Elementary School, on Jul 2, 2012

I see the streets being fixed all over town when there is a few cracks. What happened to Valley Avenue near the Stanley Blvd. railroad bridge? They dug it all up and there are bumps, patches, cracks everywhere. Everyone uses this road and drives 35 miles per hours at a minimum. Sort of a rough drive these days. Will that street get repaired soon?


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Posted by uh huh
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jul 3, 2012 at 6:10 am




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Posted by john
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 3, 2012 at 8:33 am

It is a mess. Looks like some kind of pipes were being installed or replaced.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 3, 2012 at 8:46 am

More doonboggie kickbacks for his Holiness' Obama's "Recovery Act." We need to impeach both Obama the GREAT One and Chief Just-Us-Fat-Entitlment-Roberts before the streets will get back to ware they once were. I voted for Obama in 2008, but I won't vote for him again. Hes out of controll and Roberts has been bought off by the unions.

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Posted by Steve K
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:04 am

My name is Steve Kirkpatrick. I am the Pleasanton City Engineer.

I don't think you are only one that has been frustrated with this project. Thanks for everyone's patience.

This is a PGE project to install a new gas pipe in order to continue to provide safe reliable gas service. The installation method required of PGE was directional boring instead of open trench because of the amount of traffic using Stanley and Valley. The numerous pavement patches you see were the bore pits. The project has gone much slower than anticipated due to a number of factors, but the end is near. The main line pipe is complete and has been tested. They have only a few service laterals (customer connections) left to install.

Final pavment patching on Valley by Busch Road is complete. Final pavement patching on Valley near Stanley (by the railroad bridge) will completed very soon. Although you'll see the patches, City staff will ensure the ride quality is good.

Again, thanks for your patience.

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Posted by Homer
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

Thanks Steve

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Posted by Bill
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

Since we are discussing Valley Ave...why is Valley Avenue, between Hopyard and Bernal, so slippery when it rains? It doesn't take much torque on a rear wheel drive vehicle for the back wheels to lose their grip on this pavement when it is wet.

To my knowledge no other road in Pleasanton has this issue.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Parkside
on Jul 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

And thank you two Homer. Always happy to oblige. Sometimes I think my contributions are thankless.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Vineyard Hills
on Jul 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Steve Kilpatrick, thanks for responding here. When will the "temporary" plates in the roadway in front of Western Garden Nursery be removed and fixed? It is dangerous for bike riders there why either have to hit the bump or go around it and into traffic. Those plates have been there for probably a year already.

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Posted by frank
a resident of Del Prado
on Jul 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

@frank from parkside. Homer's "thank you" was to Steve Kirkpatrick the City Engineer. And as you can see by Steve's response, the road issues on Valley Ave have nothing to do with President Obama. Jeb Bing - isn't there a way to block or censor steve from parkside? I mean if his response has nothing to do with the topic, can't it be removed?

My main complaint about the work on Valley @ Stanley is that when the crews are working they do not put up the lane closed signs and merge arrows with enough notice. The other day the sign was right at the truck and caused major issues.