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Poway is set to begin a major street resurfacing project this Sunday (July 14), as 4.8 million square feet of roadway along both residential streets and major arteries will receive crack sealing, deep patch repairs, asphalt overlay and slurry seals.

Work zones include Community Road north of Poway Road, Camino Del Norte, Twin Peaks Road between Pomerado Road and Midland Road, Midland Road, and residential streets along Community Road, Midland Road, and north of Twin Peaks Road, with construction expected to be ongoing through sometime in August.

As work begins on Camino Del Norte, Community Road and Twin Peaks Road, lanes of travel will be reduced to one in each direction. Some residential streets could face temporary full closure during repairs. The city says it will be notifying residents expected to be directly impacted so they can adjust plans accordingly.

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aardvark July 11, 2013 @ 1:28 p.m.

4.8 million square feet? To me, it makes more sense to see total number of miles of roadbed repaired--maybe even a percentage of city streets being repaired, and at what cost.

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Visduh July 11, 2013 @ 2:38 p.m.

At least Poway is repairing and upgrading its streets. San Diego's pavement gets worse by the week. When Poway is finished with this round of work, go out there and drive along Pomerado Road north of Rancho Bernardo Road, which is in the city of SD. Then drive some similar street in Poway, and compare. There is a difference when a city has the funds and the will to keep up its infrastructure.

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aardvark July 11, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m.

Visduh--totally agree. Leave it to the smaller cities in the county to show the big city how to deal with road maintenance

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Dave Rice July 11, 2013 @ 3:21 p.m.

If an average lane is 12 feet wide, 4.8 million square feet of improvements would work out to about 76 lane miles - but that's also not too useful of a number, as it doesn't consider curbside parking areas or multi-lane roads. Even just figuring all two-lane roads were paved (with one lane of traffic in each direction) it would cut the total number of streets resurfaced down to 38 miles. Some streets might also be of irregular width - federal highway standards indicate that lanes could even be as narrow as nine feet. So it's pretty difficult to break down exactly what numbers the city is working with...

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aardvark July 11, 2013 @ 4:41 p.m.

76 lane miles is a much more useful figure to me--they're not laying carpet; they are repaving city streets.

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