We've taken you on the rough ride from 50 East onto 99.
"It could cause someone to panic. And once again... it could blow your tire out," said Pat Olden, a mechanic we took for a ride over the bumps.
"You might... You might lose control," said Jamal Anderson.
"I do have to really grab onto my steering wheel," said Ong Chang.
So.. We called Cal Trans
"We weren't aware of it," said Cal Trans' Mark Dinger of the pothole problems. "We went out to take a look at it.. And yeah, we think we can go and make that a lot smoother just by filling-up those pot holes."
But they will have to close the ramp over-night or some weekend.
So we're feeling both proud and apologetic about what we accomplished. Sorry if you get caught in a ramp closure back-up.
That will take care of the pot-hole problem. But what about the piece-meal structure that's holding the whole highway up? Mark Dinger says that's a problem Cal Trans has been tracking. In fact, this spring they are taking bids to replace the support system.
"We need to go into there and take care of that., to make sure we can maintain that for the future. Because it's pretty vital for this area to have that in operation," Dinger said. He couldn't tell us how long it's been like that, but he said it should be fixed this summer.
Higway 99 On-Ramp To Get Some Much Needed Attention After FOX40 Report
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