The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest prediction puts at 70% the chances that this year might evolve into a “strong” El Niño.
Construction is set to begin to restore the most damaged areas of West Cliff Drive between the 900 and 1000 blocks of the scenic roadway as early as next week.
City set to restore two-way traffic to stretch of West Cliff Drive
“We are less concerned about the one-way, two-way debate than we are about the ‘no way’ situation,” he said. “No access is a disaster. If you think traffic in the neighborhood is bad now, wait until there’s no access.”
“We’re under a tight timeline,” said Nguyen. “If we can essentially get all of these repairs done by the middle of October there is a potential that we can get 100% reimbursement, but we are still waiting for (the Federal Highway Administration) to respond to our damage assessment forms. Again, we’ve had initial contact, we’ve submitted those forms, and now we are waiting for that process to continue to play out.”
“It’s a way to take the land, sea and infrastructure and look at them holistically,” Hilary Bryant said. “That way we’re able to move forward with whatever the community decides should be done with correct historical context, structure and backbone.”