Danville crews making storm-related repairs before next round of rain

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In the East Bay, crews are racing against the clock, trying to make storm-related repairs before another round of wet weather moves in. (KGO-TV)

In the East Bay, crews are racing against the clock, trying to make storm-related repairs before another round of wet weather moves in.

They're repaving the entrance to a Park N' Ride on Sycamore Valley Road and are working on city streets. They hope to have everything set before the next storm hits.

Hitting potholes is a common occurrence because of all the rain. "I hit one and I have a fairly new car. And I don't want to hit anything. We want to keep the car nice and you are kind of doing a little zig-zag going down the street," Danville resident Kathleen Boas said.

Danville officials made a list of all the potholes around town and are taking advantage of Monday's dry weather to patch them.

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"The water infiltrated the pavement, started to have some potholes, so we have crews going around the entire area, probably filling in the range of 30-40 potholes throughout town," maintenance superintendent Dave Casteel said.

To some residents, it feels like some even popped up over the weekend.

"There's a lot more this morning I noticed, because I didn't go out down Sycamore yesterday. A lot more today than I've noticed in the past," Boas said.

Since they have a few days of dry weather, they can actually do a more permanent fix. During the rain, they can only do a cold mix of asphalt and it doesn't last very long.

"What's going on now, it's a hot mix, it's a higher grade. It is stronger. There will be a little bit more of a dig out to actually really address the issue and it's much more of a permanent solution," Casteel said.

Caltrans is out working on potholes on I-580. Local officials say it is frustrating to know that more rain is coming this week, which could create more potholes.

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