Update: Date set for Sylvan Way ‘spot paving’

The date is now set for the pothole-fighting “spot paving” work along Sylvan Way we told you about earlier this month. The traffic advisory is just in from SDOT:

SDOT paving crews will lay a new surface of asphalt this week in the eastbound lane in the 2400 block of Sylvan Way SW (at the curve by Home Depot).

On Thursday, April 21, the crews will grind off the old surface, and on Friday, April 22 they will lay new asphalt. One lane will remain open in each direction. Traffic flaggers will assist traffic.

This repair work is needed due to an ongoing pothole problem at this location.

8 Replies to "Update: Date set for Sylvan Way 'spot paving'"

  • Jon April 18, 2011 (5:49 pm)

    It is about time, it feels like a tire will fall off it you hit them right. So many repairs it has made it hard to even drive on.

    Thank you to how ever made it happen.

  • Valerie April 18, 2011 (6:13 pm)

    “This repair work is needed due to an ongoing pothole problem at this location.”
    An understatement if ever there was one! :)
    Wooo-hooo, this is great news; I’m glad to hear it and will happily put up with whatever traffic issues result while this work is done! Thanks for the update!

  • Westsider April 18, 2011 (7:51 pm)

    It seems like these potholes are the symptoms of a much larger drainage problem originating in the greenspace and condos that are above the road. I think this fix will be great this year, but will remerge next Winter. I wonder if this was considered by DOTs civil engineers? As a 4x daily user of this road any fix is much appreciated at this point.

  • LyndaB April 18, 2011 (11:34 pm)

    whoo-hoo!!! i remember calling the pothole hotline as a teenager. at my mom’s urging, she told me to tell them it was waaaaaaaaay too dangerous of a road to get to grandmother’s house. ongoing problem for sure. i haven’t been a teen in years. :D

  • Wendy Hughes-Jelen April 19, 2011 (2:44 am)

    Easily five years overdue. They sure took their sweet time about it.

  • mgarden April 19, 2011 (5:52 am)

    It’s about time – you could lose your car in one of those holes! BUT – I agree with the above comment that the ongoing issues of runoff and underground springs further up the hill just compound the problem, and the potholes will be back before you know it.

  • Yardvark April 19, 2011 (12:22 pm)

    It seems like the stormwater management response team needs to address this matter before we repave. Otherwise it’ll just get torn up again soon.
    Due to the massive potholes on that major arterial, that section has been a one lane road for a while anyhow. A little longer ain’t going to hurt if it could lead to a real solution and not just a bunch of asphalt.

  • blf April 21, 2011 (5:51 am)

    That road has had a pothole problem since I was a kid, and I’m almost 57! The city has never cared about this road.

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