Have you noticed the crews working on Dripping Springs Road at the Tortugas Arroyo crossing? Those workers are the first phase of the much awaited arroyo crossing bridge. Phase 1 of the project is the relocation of utility lines in the area. This phase is scheduled to be completed by October 7. Beginning the first week in October, crews will start grading for the detour, and installing signage and barriers. The detour will open around October 22. The new bridge is scheduled to open to traffic on December 24, 2007. If you attended the September 15 TCA meeting, Jorge Grenados
The TCA sponsored neighborhood cleanup was a success! Over 30 of your neighbors turned out to pick up trash along Dripping Springs and Soledad Canyon Roads. Many thanks to Darren Bloomquist, who has coordinated these cleanups since before I moved to the area. The Association also extends our thanks to all of our neighbors who participated in the cleanup. Thank you to all. Over 60 residents attended the Pot-Luck and meeting that was held Saturday evening. Residents who attended heard presentations from Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputies, Jorge Granados on the Dripping Springs Road project, Steve Meadows a county ETZ
As I have driven through our neighborhood in the past few weeks, it is very obvious that our cleanup is not happening any too soon. Dripping Springs Road, and Soledad Canyon Road look very bad. There is a tremendous amount of trash along the side of the roads. Sadly, much of it appears to be from the numerous construction sites in our neighborhood. I hope you feel as I do that the roadside trash detracts greatly from our beautiful community and you are willing to help in the clean up. We will be meeting Saturday Morning, September 15th at 9:00
The TCA has received the following update on the Dripping Springs Road project from County Commissioner Karen Perez: To all of the concerned neighbors: I am tracking this project on a daily basis. First, I attended the meeting where Jorge Granados and Paul Dugie informed TCA that the construction would not begin until the end of August or September. I remember this distinctly because I griped about the conflict with the school schedule. There are several reasons for the delay: 1. We cannot construct an arroyo during the rainy season, for obvious reasons. 2. We have not received the funding.