Sunday, January 25, 2015

Corralitas Drive: Contractor Cleaning Street

Photo: Gary Vlahakis, January 24, 2015.  The drilling rig was picked up after being parked on the lower part of Corralitas overnight.  (Click on photos to enlarge.)

Vlahakis said the workers at the  2612 - 2614 Corralitas construction site, have "So far they've been diligent about cleaning up after themselves."  He notes the worker who picked up the drilling rig Saturday morning was sweeping the street (see above photo).
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, January 24, 2015.  Vlahakis said the crew has plywood stacked behind every fourth vehicle was used as a cushion every time the drilling rig rolled on the street.  (It's a good thing too, since the City repaved the street less than a year ago.)
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, January 24, 2015.  There was a lot of dirt in the street at the site while they were working, the dirt was swept up by Saturday morning.
Photo: Gary Vlahakis, January 24, 2015.  According to another neighbor, Thursday night, the rig had been parked up at the site, blocking a large portion of the road (in addition to being parked the wrong side of the street.)  

They only drilled near the top of the site.  We're wondering if they will return with a more compact rig for the rest of the work.  

Our narrow, curvy street was first paved in the late 1920s. It was not designed for heavy equipment, nor the number of cars that park here normally.  Then there's added burden of a construction crew's personal trucks.

Construction in existing Hillside neighborhoods is a pain in the ass.  Everyone needs to work together to lessen the impact on all of us.