The traffic moving to or from Boulder Creek through Ben Lomond and to or from Felton was insane the day before 4th of July due to tree trimming. Possibly required by PG&E. While I can understand the need to trim around electric Lines, I really don't understand doing it on that day, which brings me to the scary part. Alba Road is designated as an evacuation route. 

Can you imagine a fire and the whole valley trying to evacuate via Alba Road? An evacuation route, reduced to one lane in two places uphill from Highway 9 and at least one other area getting ready to go. Maybe Santa Cruz County's Public Works Department should take the evacation sign down to solve the problem. It’s located at the bottom of Alba. And, yes I know we had a lot of rain, but just about normal.

Certainly the county road workers are working hard for all of us. Thank you. But this evacuation road between two towns needs help or just pass the coffins. Perhaps, requiring lighter trucks, especially in the place of the huge garbage and recycle trucks would save the road. It was never designed to take the weight and traffic it has now, I believe.

Jim McCarthy

Ben Lomond

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