Alpine Road repair might be in the works

Back in the mid 1980s, Jobst Brandt and friends worked on the road, even installing this culvert, thanks to Peter Johnson, shown riding over it.

Update: At its Oct. 24 meeting, the board voted 5-0 to bid the contract to Waterways Consulting. There was no public comment. MROSD will ask San Mateo County to help pay for the trail work.

At the October 24 Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District meeting, they’ll vote on approving a contract with Waterways Consulting, Inc., for design and engineering services, preparation of construction documents, permitting and bidding process support, and construction oversight for the Alpine Road Trail Repair at Coal Creek Open Space Preserve.

I figure they’ll improve the “road” as a “trail,” but I can’t imagine San Mateo County would improve it to road status. It hasn’t been abandoned, but it’s a road on paper only.

Of course, the study still needs to be completed, so it’s not a done deal. A lot of unknowns. The wording indicates it’s more than just a feasibility study. We’ll see.

Note that this project only addresses the upper half of the road. The Bypass Trail stays. Let’s hope they fix the lower half.

Anything would be an improvement, the way the trail looks now.

Link to proposal in PDF.

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