Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months title=
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months
16 Comments
Reads 2343

By John Palminteri of KEYT News

On the first week of work to improve Mission Street from Highway 101 to State Street, there were traffic tie-ups and delays.  It is something drivers and pedestrians should expect for the next three months.

Visually impaired pedestrians report the crosswalk at De la Vina and Mission Street near the Braille Institute no longer has a working audible crossing device. It usually indicates when they can walk. Until it is fixed they have to guess based on the sound of the cars. Granite construction worker Chad DeWitt was on a project there and took time to help a woman get through safely. But the rest of the time, day and night, it's dicey. 

Read more on keyt.com

Related Articles

 July 4, 2019 - Mission Street Possible

 May 21, 2019 - Mission Possible Street Paving

Login to add Comments

16 Comments

Toggle Comments (Show)
PitMix Jul 10, 2019 03:46 PM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

If it is like the 101 project, it will take 4 years to finish. But it seems very poor planning to remove the street crossing indicators for the visually impaired in the vicinity of the Braille Institute. Is this the same staff that mismeasured the street width for the Anacapa parking garage, resulting in the unplanned elimination of on-street parking in that area? Or the ones that told the City Council that adding a bikelane on Micheltorena would be easy and cheap?

a-1568570814 Jul 11, 2019 12:10 PM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

Oh yeah, it's the same group. They also like to pretend that they're using gas taxes to repair all the torn up roads about town. Several of which are now so bad that paving won't be enough. Roads will have to be dug up. It's all just a roundabout at city.

PitMix Jul 10, 2019 03:44 PM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

And where do you think the high traffic volumes that use Mission St would go? Is there lots of extra space in the Las Positas and Carrillo areas to access the 101? Will the Mission tourist traffic know to avoid this area?

PitMix Jul 10, 2019 10:44 AM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

If it is like the 101 project, it will take 4 years to finish. But it seems very poor planning to remove the street crossing indicators for the visually impaired in the vicinity of the Braille Institute. Is this the same staff that mismeasured the street width for the Anacapa parking garage, resulting in the unplanned elimination of on-street parking in that area? Or the ones that told the City Council that adding a bikelane on Micheltorena would be easy and cheap? Both big mistakes.

a-1568570814 Jul 10, 2019 10:36 AM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

The photo says it all. One guy on phone. Other loading a truck. Neither actually working on a road. So much time is spent in transition. About 40% of all time on site. Arriving, unloading, take break, work an hour, lunch, work 2 hours, break, pack up and leave.

tagdes Jul 11, 2019 03:13 PM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

Velly smart people those Germans..they can put down those cobblestones macht snell. I witnessed them paving an airport apron while our flight was boarding in Frankfort and they emptied the lone bobtail dump and and took a 10 minute beer brake before the next load arrived and we taxied away. Granite guys don't get as many breaks....they have more trucks.

Luvaduck Jul 11, 2019 10:22 AM
Mission Street Construction Delays Could be Three Months

I was once in Berlin, Germany, on a business trip and stayed in a downtown hotel near where we were meeting. The day I arrived, the major intersection by the hotel was as it had been. That night, when we went out for "bier" at about 7 p.m., four construction crews had arrived and set up barriers, lights and so forth. When we returned about midnight, they had started working from four different directions. By the next morning at 7:30 a.m., there was no trace of them and the intersection was totally rehabed! Those of us from California about fell over we were so amazed.

Please Login or Register to comment on this.