I'm trying to stick to climate change, but looking into & reporting on this would make a good project for someone.
This Nevada City street was paved last year, as part of the Measure S street resurfacing. It has already developed a pothole; a revealing one.
Is the asphalt supposed to be a quarter of an inch thick? What did the bid specs say?
Was this a one-spot problem, or is it thin like this in extensive areas & on the other Measure S-paved streets?
Does anyone check the contractor's work during the project, and if so, what process is followed?
Was the contractor local, or a Sacramento-area one?
Does the problem lie with the paving contractor, or with whoever prepared the street for paving, or are they the same entity?
What recourse do we-the-city have, if this turns out not to be an isolated problem?
Pothole location: Nile, just down from Clay.