Devil's Slide Tunnel Won't Be Ready Any Time Soon
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#1 Apr 8, 2006
I am certain that the residence south of the slide will appreciate having this tunnel completed. I just wonder how they are going to feel in the future when the road south of the tunnel collapes. This is going to be a big price to pay for not putting the previously approved bypass over the top of the mountain that was to connect to Highway 1 at the Half Moon Bay airport. But, what the hell, we can always go back and get more money from the taxpayers. Since they voted this project in, I am certain they will be willing throw more money at this anytime we need them too.
Also, I wonder how much financial aid the Sierra Club contributed to this endeavor ? There we no red legged frogs found there, were there ?
#2 Apr 11, 2006
I fondly remember the san bruno mountains before the road cut over to brisbane. There were lots of salamanders and frogs...
#3 Apr 20, 2007
Yes I will bew glad.I also know that caltrans long ago considered a tunnel viable and yet kept the information from the public. They considered road failure south of the tunnel a remote possibility. They considered maintenance on a bypass to be much more of an issue and problematic.It is not about you being a hero for taxpayers.Its about doing the right thing for the environment and about honoring the will of San Mateo county voters as opposed to big developers and related interests. I never heard anyone complain about the taxpayers money to be spent on a bypass. Your agenda is more transparent than you realize. Enjoy the tunnel and quit snivveling.
#4 Oct 18, 2007
The design of the tunnels and bridge are flawed.
The bridge curves and is one lane eacy way. The tunnels should be two lanes each. When there's an accident deep inside of the tunnels the design flaws will be obvious.
It seems like such a waste of money and time to have
designed the most expensive solution to the bypass with not one bridge, but two brides, and two tunnels
when a road could have been put in (with two lanes each way) further inland in three months for 1/1000th the cost. Each tunnel is nearly a mile long
and only one lane so if a car breaks down the bottleneck will begin. If the tunnels and bridges were designed for bicyclists then they'd be fine, but for heavy traffic it's going to be a constant bottleneck.
Someon else noted that the road still skirts along the edge of Devil's Slide in Montara and it's true. I wonder how many people will die due to this flawed tunnel and bridge design. The design is perfect for driving in perfect conditions with light traffic but I don't even want to think of cars zooming through the tunnela and going over an arcing bridge that suddenly turns to the right while in a heavy fog.
#5 Oct 29, 2007
The tunnel has been an expensive boondoggle from the beginning. I notice J Vasquez lives in San Francisco. It figures. Did you know that the money was approved piggy backing on the Anti-Terrorist Legislation? Couldn't get it on it's own. We need a line item VETO. The Sierra Club (Club? How about mafia?) has become a disgrace and a laughing stock. Who actually believes they do anything positive for the environment without them making money for their lawyer friends? Ahhh, beating a dead horse..........
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