Q: Around three years ago, I wrote you about the bad (maybe even horrible by now) condition of Highway 87 from Taylor Street to where it joins Highway 85.

You said then that repairs were coming in a few months. What they did comes closest to being called Band-Aids, and there were not very many of them. The road is now in even worse shape. Some of the Band-Aids now need Band-Aids. There are many potholes and problems where the pavement adjoins another lane, side by side.

Many of these flaws are dangerous and nearly all of them are a supreme embarrassment to our city for visitors to see and experience.

Let me ask you again: Are any genuine repairs (new pavement in all lanes and ramps) slated for any time in the 21st century, but hopefully sooner than the turn of yet another century?

Donald C. Barnett

A: Caltrans reports that pavement repairs will be coming prior to October, 2023. The exact schedule is still needed from the contractor.

Q: Why is the southern section of Highway 87 the most neglected roadway in our area? Only El Camino Real in Mountain View is decent competition for being named the worst roadway.

Donald C. Barnett

A: OK, it’s time for another contest. Give me your thoughts on which streets or freeways in the Bay Area are most in need of repair right now. The contest winner will receive $50 and his or her name will be randomly drawn from among those who nominate the roadway that readers hate the most.

Q: Today I was on Northrup Avenue, trying to get onto Lincoln Avenue. This intersection includes Savaker, Lincoln, and Northrup, and signs on the island that prohibit various turns and traffic flows.

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