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Settling road worries residents

“It’s not a sinkhole,” El Dorado County Department of Transportation Deputy Director of Maintenance Don Spear said of a visible roadway blemish along Francisco Drive.

“It’s just the road settling over the sewer lines,” Spear explained. “It’s not a hazard.”

Earlier this month, DOT received calls from worried residents who feared the worst — a sinkhole forming in the middle of a neighborhood street often traversed by school children heading to and from nearby Jackson Elementary.

“I am very concerned for the safety of my children as well as the safety of all Jackson’s families and our neighbors,” wrote resident Katy Oreskes in a news tip to Village Life.

Spear personally checked out damage and said he spoke with residents who live near the site, allaying fears that the roadway would soon collapse and leave a dark pit in its place. The damage is possibly caused by a combination of water seeping through the roadway material and improper compaction around the El Dorado Irrigation District’s underground sewer line, according to Spear.

“We’ll monitor it,” he said, adding that this summer, if needed, DOT crews could open up the roadway to more closely inspect the damage, identify the cause and make repairs.

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  1. ”Alright, move on, nothing to see here…”

    Do EID and EDCDOT have a “not my problem” thing going???
    EID says: “… NOT drinking water. Since it is ground water, …El Dorado County Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible.”
    DOT says: “…improper compaction around the El Dorado Irrigation District’s underground sewer line…”
    We’re in a Stage 2 drought and there’s “…water seeping through the roadway material…”?? What water??
    Bizarre government agency communications and finger pointing…
    Tax/ratepayers deserve better.

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