Road Work Schedule
May 2 – May 18, 2018
The 2018 road work project will begin May 2 and should finish by May 18. Traffic will be somewhat disrupted that entire period and traffic will be completely prohibited (except for emergencies) on Thursday, May 10.
The area to be paved is Via Velazquez, addresses 5117 – 5447. This is the road from Paseo Otono to the mailboxes at the intersection of Via Velazquez and Gelsomino.
May 2 – 3
The road will be pulverized.
May 4 – 9
The road will be graded.
*We expect that on May 4 and May 7 Century Link will take advantage of the road repair on Velazquez to fix sections of its cable there. The current plan calls for six pits to be dug on the east side of Velazquez from 5252 Velazquez to the intersection of Velazquez and Gelsomino. Between the repair vehicles and the pits, passage in these areas will be difficult and you are asked to avoid this stretch of Velazquez especially on these two dates.
The road will be paved.
May 11 – 18
Final work will be completed. This will involve raising the water valves and manhole covers to the same level as the new pavement. Speed bumps will be installed and painted.
How will residents within the work area be affected?
You should be able to drive from your home towards Territory or Paseo Otono before 6 am and after 5 pm daily. However, there will be barricades around lowered sewer covers and water valves, and the road itself may be gravel instead of paved. At other times of the day, construction workers and equipment may be present, so you will need to drive slowly and cautiously. If at all possible, it will be best if you avoid driving through the work area.
When work is done immediately in front of your house, your drive will be blocked and you will not be able to enter or exit for a couple hours. On paving day you will not be able to drive the entire stretch of road, and we ask that you also not walk on the new pavement until the road is re-opened.
On days that access is blocked, you may park outside the paving area the night before. If you will be unable to walk to your home from where you park your car, please notify us by April 25 as we are evaluating whether to have a golf cart and driver available to transport you between your car and home.
For safety reasons and to avoid damage to the road being worked on, we want to keep traffic to a minimum and especially avoid heavy vehicles and trailers. Please avoid starting construction projects at your home during May 2-May 10. If you have a project already in process, please arrange for your contractor not to work during that period.
If you use regular contractors, such as cleaning or landscaping services, please schedule their visits before May 2 and after May 10. If you have home health care, or otherwise need regular visits to your home, please contact us with details so that we can find a way for necessary services to reach your house on all days.
No parking will be permitted anywhere on the street between May 2 – May 18. Vehicles parked on the street during this time will be towed at the homeowner’s expense.
We are working with the Post Office so that mail delivery can be continued through this paving project. We have contacted delivery services such as UPS and FedEx and they are aware of road restrictions.
The contractor has recommended that heavy trucks be kept off the roadway for three days after paving. Based on our current schedule (which has the road being paved on May 10), this recommendation will result in Waste Management skipping its Thursday, May 10 pickup for all of Velazquez and upper Gelsomino.This is necessary because the trucks can’t turn around on our narrow roads.
If you absolutely must have garbage picked up on May 10, we recommend that you put your trash in smaller bags and carry it to a road where normal trash service will occur. If the paving date changes, we will advise you of the revised service schedule.
Finally, if you are thinking about taking a vacation in May, May 2-May 10 would be an excellent time to be away. If you will indeed be away during this time period, please let us know so that we can concentrate on communicating with those who will be affected by the road work. We understand that this work will be disruptive, and want to do what we can to minimize the inconvenience.
You are invited to attend a meeting on Thursday, April 26 at 4 PM in the clubhouse to review details.
Who to call with questions
To share the workload, if you have questions please contact the Board member assigned to your address.
For residents at 5117-5340 Velazquez: Kathy Mitton, 520-979-1218,
For residents at 5345-5560 Velazquez: Bill Coan, 920-470-3940,
For residents on Gelsomino: Kiki Cheney, 520-704-2010,
Chair Roads Committee, Sunrise Mountain View Estates HOA