Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

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Source: City of Goleta

The Cathedral Oaks Road Pavement and Sidewalk Repair Project will begin construction next week starting on Monday, February 22, 2021. The project will take place in the same area as the recently completed Cathedral Oaks Road Settlement Repair Project, on Cathedral Oaks Road between Glen Annie Road and Los Carneros Road about half a mile west of the Cathedral Oaks and Los Carneros intersection. The work will consist of approximately 50 feet of sidewalk replacement, followed by approximately 200 feet of full width roadway pavement resurfacing. The project is expected to take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete.

City of Goleta Public Works Director Charlie Ebeling said, “The Public Works Department recently was able to take advantage of a relatively inexpensive subsurface repair method to fix the dip on Cathedral Oaks Road. We are excited to take advantage of the success and cost savings of that project to be able to follow it up with repairs to the sidewalk and roadway surface in this area. Staff worked very quickly and efficiently to get a contractor ready to complete the surface improvements shortly after the success of the dip repair project.” 

City staff will be working with the contractor to minimize impacts to the public; however, the project will require closure of half of the roadway at a time in order to complete the pavement work. Traffic control will be in place and flaggers will be directing two-way traffic for the one open lane. Delays are expected so please plan accordingly while construction is occurring in this area. Work will take place Monday – Friday, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact City Construction Manager Debbie Talarico at or at (609) 231-4179.

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tagdes Feb 22, 2021 01:05 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

With 30 years of road, bridge and bikeway construction here in SB County I can tell you that all of the whining and negativity really won't help you here. There is only so much money available and all of the roads in the County are on a maintenance and a repair and reconstruction program. I personally have measured and painted construction failure limits. All the info is in a log with reconstruction year limits and is obviously running behind and likely not getting a lot better. This means some roads that need to be reconstructed are looking even worse but are saving some of the others.

Sail380 Feb 22, 2021 08:31 AM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

CA already has the 2nd highest fuel tax in the nation. I can say from personal experience CA is near the bottom of road conditions and esthetic's. Go take a road trip across the nation and see for yourselves. Better use of the money, not more taxes is the real answer!!!!.

Luvaduck Feb 22, 2021 06:59 AM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

So 2/3s of a football field overlay on a couple miles of corduroy road and some sidewalk that does get much traffic. As to the repair as needed rather than wait until it's destroyed, two points: If you notice, the place where final rolling meets is the usual place for deterioration to start, and road crews don't appear to be interested in small potholes or wear on relatively newly paved areas. Contractors should be impelled to guarantee repairs for a year or two after installation so they wouldn't quit too soon.

a-1613958957 Feb 21, 2021 05:55 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

Goleta has a backlog of tens of millions of dollars of road work. Repairs are a lot more expensive than maintenance. Why are they so far behind on maintenance?

Because the fuel tax has not been raised in decades. It is pathetically inadequate to fund road maintenance anywhere in California (state fuel tax) or anywhere in the US (federal fuel tax).

When will the anti-tax crowd wake up and understand you are ruining your quality of life and you are costing us all a lot more in the long run?

jak Feb 22, 2021 10:02 AM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

Equitable? The taxation of gasoline and electric vehicles is not intended to be equitable. Not at all. It’s intended to be biased so as to encourage people to become early adopters of a newer, more expensive, and arguably cleaner form of personal transportation. The fact that this inequality in taxation has the side effect of subsidizing folks wealthy enough to go out and buy a Tesla while penalizing those who can barely afford to keep some old beater running is just an unintended consequence.

Thomas John Feb 22, 2021 07:56 AM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

CSF - agree that they need to figure out how to tax EVs and hybrids for infrastructure needs. But in CA both groups of these cars are in total a something like 8% of the cars on the road - with pure EV's being just a few percent and both are a relatively new segment compared to our historically crumbling road and highway system. With automakers moving towards more non-internal combustion engines, like GM saying they will not make gas or diesel light trucks or cars after 2035, we really need to figure out both the road maintenance and construction as well as the electricity infrastructure to charge the growing number of EV moving forward. I suspect we're going to have to find another source of funding than fuel taxes in the near decades.

Voice of Reason Feb 21, 2021 07:53 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

The CA gas tax has been raised recently. I may be wrong but I remember that CA diverted or tried to divert a lot of the gas funds to finance other projects (projects that they thought would get them more votes than boring road maintenance). There was a ballot measure that was supposed to prevent this, I forgot whether or not it passed

ChemicalSuperFreak Feb 21, 2021 07:25 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

Average Californian drives 10,000 miles/year. Average fuel efficiency is 25 MPG. Fuel tax is about $0.50/gallon in CA. That's $200 year for combustion engine vehicles. Nice to know there's now a "road improvement fee" for EVs/zero-emission, but it's still not comparable to combustion engine vehicles that many people have to drive because they cannot afford a new car. I agree that there's a lot of incentive to switch to a hybrid or electric, but there's a cost barrier that puts these out of reach of most people---so they're stuck with the exorbitant fuel taxes. Taxes are the burden of the middle class---always have been, and always will be.

ParvoPup Feb 21, 2021 06:56 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

Uhh - you do remember that in 2017 the State passed SB1 - The Road Repair and Accountability Act which dedicated an estimated $5.24 Billion per year for 10 years to be used for road improvements - it was a tax - on fuel - like you propose.

And EVs were not left out as beginning in 2020 - all EVs and zero-emission vehicles are each assessed an additional $100 "road improvement fee" since the fuel tax would not be applicable to them.

To recap - taxes and fees have been raised. So chill.

ChemicalSuperFreak Feb 21, 2021 06:21 PM
Cathedral Oaks Pavement and Sidewalk Project Begins Monday

The fuel taxes probably bother some because it's becoming less equitable with more hybrid and electrics on the road. People who cannot afford a new hybrid or electric are get stuck paying the lion's share of taxes. People who have $50,000+ for a Tesla drive the same roads but pay zero fuel taxes. In that sense the frustration and resistance seems justified.

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