Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

EID’s Durock Road project

EDITOR:

The majority of times I’ve seen the El Dorado Irrigation District have to cut into public roadways to repair or install water or sewer lines, upon completion of their work, those affected areas have either turned into speed bumps, sunken holes or both, depending on how much roadway they and their sub-contractors have defaced.

EID recently finished a sewer construction job on Durock Road and the condition they left the road in is deplorable, particularly the work on the eastbound section of road.

At the very least, the slipshod work done in re-paving the sections of roadway removed by EID is irritating to have to deal with but what makes matters worse, it’s damaging to tires and suspension systems of vehicles and potentially dangerous because it could lead drivers to lose control of their vehicles. Our roadways are public property and they’re paid for by us, the taxpayers, as is the budget funding for our county transportation department. The department is responsible for our roadways and the safety and condition of them and it would be much appreciated if they would step up, do their job and require EID and/or their subcontractors to return the public property to the condition it was in before they started their project.

If they’re fine with the work done, both the county and EID should be held responsible for damage to vehicles, as well as any traffic accidents caused by the incompetent work done by EID and their sub-contractors.

MIKE COONEY
Cameron Park

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  • Mary Lynn CarltonFebruary 27, 2013 - 3:58 pm

    EID is sorry for any inconvenience the Durock Road repairs have caused. The repairs made over the last several months are temporary repairs. The final paving is anticipated to occur in April when temperatures warm up to El Dorado County requirements. Mary Lynn Carlton Director, Communications and Community Relations El Dorado Irrigation District

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  • Mike CMarch 04, 2013 - 1:54 pm

    I'm not blaming this project for it but I currently have a broken steering stabilizer under my truck that was caused by poor road surfaces. That said, I wouldn't downplay the road condition as simply an "inconvenience" but I do appreciate the response. I understand the temperature requirements for paving but maybe the project planners should have had a little more foresight and not started the project during the coldest part of the year. Again, thank you for the response.

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