Why is the highway 12 widening on the...

Why is the highway 12 widening on the north east side of the road?

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Just Wondering

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#1 Jul 26, 2012
Am I the only one who is wondering why the genius caltrans engineers decided it made more sence to widen highway 12 between Fairfield and Napa on the North East side of the highway. I'm curious as to why they would spend $138,000,000.00 of our tax payers money excavating hundreds of thousands of yards of dirt and building these huge retaining walls when they could have added the lanes on the other side of the highway which is fairly level with the existing road for most of the span! It seems like it would have been a lot easier and faster to add the lanes to the south side of the road!
Any one have an answer?
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#2 Jul 26, 2012
Why is the highway 12 widening on the north east side of the road?

To get to the other side!???

Gotta they're just using up stimulas funds before they're taken back. Wish I had a real answer for you.
Senseless

Vacaville, CA

#3 Jul 26, 2012
Wow I never thought of that! I have the dubious task of driving in that mess every day and you're right! Why in the hell would they dig out all of that dirt when they could have simply just paved the other side of the road.
Government,ya gotta love their logic....

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#4 Jul 26, 2012
It's all dependent on right-of-ways, easements, existing utilities and property ownership. They can't develop what they don't own. Making changes like this is a legal freaking nightmare.
I agree

Vacaville, CA

#5 Jul 28, 2012
Emjoe wrote:
It's all dependent on right-of-ways, easements, existing utilities and property ownership. They can't develop what they don't own. Making changes like this is a legal freaking nightmare.
What about eminent domain? Cities will tear your house down to build a wall mart under the bull shit they call re-development.
They are doing it here in Vacaville with the stupid "Jepson Parkway" that no one uses.
There isn't much to lose as far as I can see on that side of the road. There aren't any houses,just some vineyard and I don't think they will be missed considering it's in the Napa valley!

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