Caltrans has apologized for not communicating to the city about daytime roadwork on Highway 1 that caused massive traffic backups and frayed tempers on August 3. Apparently, Caltrans "lost" the email notification of the road closure, according to Jane Northrop's Pacifica Tribune story:
"Notification of that road closure came late in the day Monday as a Caltrans spokesperson initially lost the email that was supposed to be sent to the city of Pacifica and interested news agencies." (Northrop, Jane [2015, August 5]. Lost email triggers traffic gridlock, Pacifica Tribune, page 1.)
Subsequently, the state transportation agency canceled plans to continue roadwork August 4. There was no word on when roadwork would be rescheduled. Angry motorists caught in the traffic jams are demanding that Caltrans move to a night schedule, and to give adequate advance notice of any such roadwork.
LOCAL CALTRANS OFFICIALS:
Bijan Sartipi, Caltrans District 4 Director
Sean Nozzari, Deputy District Director, District 4
Gidget Navarro, Public Affairs, District 4