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San Antonio lanes closed for tree removal

Original post made on Jan 12, 2009

Sections of busy San Antonio Road north of Central Expressway will be closed beginning Monday, Jan. 12 as numerous large trees are removed from the median.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 9, 2009, 3:27 PM


Posted by REM, a resident of another community
on Jan 12, 2009 at 11:37 am

Dear butchers of San Antonio Road,

Take away a beautiful street. It is shame you did not get more than one opinion on HOW TO REPAIR the roots on the tree….

Another beautiful street, GONE.

You all could have "cut" the roots on the street side and put steel plates on that side to keep the roots from pushing up the road. This is what happens when you only get one opinion…

I guess Middlefield Road will be next.

Posted by Ned, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I agree it a shame to remove the trees and all the green that went with them. They offered an impressive gateway to Mountain View.

Posted by Rowyn, a resident of another community
on Jan 23, 2009 at 10:35 am

It's unfortunate that all the lovely pines have been completely chopped down, leaving the street feeling bare. I hope the replacement trees and plants will eventually restore the street's attractiveness, but it'll be a long time before anything grows large enough to replace the shade and greenery of the missing trees.

Posted by Enough, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 23, 2009 at 4:58 pm

If the city council of PA and Mtn. View were in charge of a European city, they would pave over the cobble stone streets and tear down the medeival walls just to widen them. They certainly are in the process of butchering San Antonio and what was once a street with at least some aesthetic qualities. Stripped bear, it looks worse than I imagined. I just cant wait for the wide, smooth lanes to be laid down so that people can speed even more than they do now down that stretch of road and all the high tech traffic signals and road markings that will keep traffic speeding along.

Posted by Stan, a resident of another community
on Jan 24, 2009 at 3:46 pm

If the work is "during weekdays," then why are they closing a lane each Saturday?

Posted by smart growther, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 25, 2009 at 4:45 pm

This is typical PA. They cut trees down all of the time and provide no mechanism for appeal like the city of MV. Shame on them.

Posted by Mountain View Resident, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 31, 2009 at 7:13 am

My heart bleeds for the trees!!! :-((((

I can say no MORE!