Reminder: Upcoming Crack Seal 11/3 – 11/4

Reminder: On Wednesday November 3 rd at 8 AM, work crews from Cactus Asphalt will be on-site to start the crack sealing repairs to all the RVH roads. The work is expected to be completed by 5 PM on Thursday November 4th.

The exact route and sequence of operations will be determined by the work crews at the time the work begins. It is suggested residents plan on minimizing their use of the roads on those days to the extent possible. The sealant, which is a hot rubberized polymer mixture, will be set to drive across within 15 to 30 minutes. So please be patient. The crews will do their best to minimize delays to traffic.


Residents are requested to please reduce travel speeds and use caution when approaching the workers and equipment.


Your patience with these needed repairs is appreciated.


Thank you,
Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA President

Traffic Alert – 11/3 – 11/4

On Wednesday, November 3rd at 8 AM, work crews from Cactus Asphalt will be on-site to start the crack sealing repairs to all the RVH roads. The work is expected to be completed by 5 PM on Thursday November 4th.


The exact route and sequence of operations will be determined by the work crews at the time the work begins. It is suggested residents plan on minimizing their use of the roads on those days to the extent possible. The sealant, which is a hot rubberized polymer mixture, will be set to drive across within 15 to 30 minutes. So please be patient. The crews will do their best to minimize delays to traffic.

Residents are requested to please reduce travel speeds and use caution when approaching the workers and equipment.

Thank you,
Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA President

Traffic Alert – N 296 th Ave Erosion Repairs Monday Oct 11 thru Friday Oct 15

On Monday, Oct 11 th at 8 AM, work crews from Cactus Asphalt will be on-site to start working on repairs at the erosion damage on N 296 th Ave. The work is expected to continue throughout the week. Large equipment and large trucks delivering rock and cement will be present at various times. Momentary stoppage of traffic will be unavoidable. Please be patient. The crews will do their best to minimize delays to traffic.


Residents are requested to please reduce travel speeds and use caution when approaching the workers and equipment.


Thank you,
Brett Gerasim
RVH HOA President

Status Report — N 296th repair and infrastructure improvement project

Dear RVH Residents and Neighbors,


Cactus Asphalt has finally been able to schedule our repair and infrastructure improvement project relating to the storm damage that occurred along N 296th Ave.

 
The work is scheduled for Oct 11 – 15.  The work is expected to take the entire week. A single lane will remain open to traffic throughout except for momentary closures due to equipment movement.


A notice will be sent to all residents and neighbors again just prior to the start of work as a reminder to please drive slowly and use care when passing through the work zone.


The attached aerial view is an artist’s conception of the scope of the project as it will appear when completed.
Thanks for your patience.  All contractors are swamped with work right now for a variety of reasons.  And it has taken much longer than expected to develop and review the design and to complete the bidding, RVH Board review and approval process and then scheduling.  That is all now complete. We are in the queue to have our work done as soon as possible.

Regards,
Bill Owens

Traffic Alert – Road Clean-up on Tuesday, August 3

Update:  Cactus Asphalt will be cleaning mud and debris from our entire roadway system on Tuesday, August 3.  The work crew is expected to be present for the entire day starting at 7:30 AM and continuing until around 5 PM.

Residents are requested to please reduce travel speeds and use caution when approaching the workers and equipment.  The work crew will involve two tractors, two mechanized brooms and a water truck to facilitate removal of heavy mud.  So please use caution when passing the work crews.

Road closures are not expected; although, there may be brief interruptions to travel due to movement of equipment.

Please be patient and show extra courtesy and care to the work crews.

Thank you,

Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA President

Power Outage Alert Update for Thursday, July 29

We have been informed by APS that they have completed installation of the new power cables and intend to cut-over power to the new cable on Thursday morning sometime between 8 AM and 9 AM.  APS expects power may be out for 15 to 30 minutes while the permanent connections are made.

Thank you,

Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA President

Traffic Alert – RVH Road Clean-up 7/28

Cactus Asphalt will be cleaning mud and debris from our entire roadway system on Wednesday, July 28.  The work crew is expected to be present for the entire day starting at 7:30 AM and continuing until around 5 PM.

Residents are requested to please reduce travel speeds and use caution when approaching the workers and equipment.

Road closures are not expected; although, there may be brief interruptions to travel due to movement of equipment.

Please be patient and show extra courtesy and care to the work crews.

Thank you,

Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA President

RVH Road Clean-up and Repairs – Status Report

As you all are aware, Rio Vista Hills was hit on July 21st with a major thunderstorm that has left our roadways covered with mud and debris with severe edge-of-road damage in many areas.  3 inches of rain fell in a span of 2 hours.  People in the neighborhood say they have never in 20 years experienced such a storm.  Since then, there have been additional downpours adding to the problems. 

Following is our status report regarding clean-up and repair actions.  Residents wishing to volunteer their assistance with these activities are urged to contact Brett Gerasim.  There is much to do.

Road Clean-up

Clean-up activities will begin later this week with most areas expected to be cleaned of mud and debris no later than Friday, July 30, 2021.  As more rain is expected in coming weeks, we anticipate additional clean-up work to be performed as needed later-on.

Cactus Asphalt will perform the clean-up activity this week and will utilize a crew with two kick brooms and two smaller tractors each equipped with a front loader bucket and a Gannon.  The tractor operators will set the Gannon to about ½ to 1 inch above the road.  The tractors will move mud, larger gravel and rock off the road.  The kick brooms will follow and will clean the remainder of the mud and gravel.  It has been emphasized that the tractor operators be very careful with the grading equipment to not damage our asphalt road surfaces.  With this crew, it is believed the bulk of the RVH roads can be cleaned in one day.  The highest travel areas of the road system will be top priority.  Second priority will be lesser traveled areas that have the most problematic debris.  There may be some roads with minimal debris that will not get serviced in this first phase of work.

Please drive with extra caution while the road debris is present and be especially careful and alert when the work crews are on-site later this week.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation and care.

Erosion Damage on N 296th

This serious erosion site is located along N 296th Avenue just up the road North of Stevens’ driveway entrance.  Sandbags have been placed around the damaged area to slow further erosion while we await a permanent solution.  Warning signs are also in place.  Traffic reduces to one lane nearest the hillside when passing this area.  Unless we have another unusually heavy rainstorm, we believe significant further erosion is unlikely at this site and we believe the lane nearest the hillside is safe for use.  Please drive with care and be respectful of oncoming traffic in this zone.

Design concepts for a permanent solution are in work and are expected to be completed by July 30.  We expect a formal bid from Cactus Asphalt no later than August 6.  Our goal is to start the permanent repair work as soon as we are satisfied with the design and related costs.  Our goal is to have all the work at this repair site completed within the month of August.

Other Road Damage and Edge Erosion

Our priority has been to have clean-up activities in place and to have design concepts in work for fixing the N 296th erosion site.  There are a vast number of additional areas along our roads where edge erosion is serious and must be dealt with.  In coming weeks we expect to have a list of these additional areas needing work and will start to prioritize and plan for those repairs. 

We will keep you updated regarding our additional repair plans and activities. 

At this time, while the costs of all the clean-up and repairs are expected to be considerable, we believe the HOA will have sufficient funds to stay on schedule with the major road resurfacing project planned for April/May 2022. The damage caused by this storm has made it even more important to keep the resurfacing project on track for 2022.

Regards and please drive with care,

Brett Gerasim

RVH HOA President

Traffic Alert – Storm Damage

Rio Vista Hills was hit this afternoon with a major thunderstorm that has left our roadways covered with mud and debris and causing severe edge-of-road damage in many areas. 3 inches of rain fell in a span of 2 hours. Most people in the neighborhood say they have never in 20 years experienced such a storm.


There is an extremely hazardous washout along the Northwest side of N 296 Ave. When driving Westbound on N 296th , as one starts down the hill at the first curve to the left there is a severe washout on the right hand side of the roadway. Barrier markers are in place to limit travel to one lane along the left-hand side of the road, the side against the hill, when going down the hill. However, the roadway is possibly very unstable in this area and great caution must be used. Please be careful to avoid driving near the edge of the washout as the roadway could collapse further. We will have an engineering crew look at this area as soon as possible. In the meantime, please use extreme caution in this area and in any other areas where edge of road washout has occurred.

Pick-up trucks and SUVs may pass most areas without issue but, because of the size of the debris and depth of mud, use of passenger cars, compacts, etc. is not recommended. If such travel is necessary, please use extreme caution to avoid damage to your vehicle or possible loss of control.


The Board is working on the issues and will first address clean-up and debris removal activities. We are seeking contractors who can, as soon as possible, help us to perform this massive amount of work. We are also seeking engineers who can advise on repairs to areas where the edge of the road has been severely damaged. Extreme vigilance is required as more rain is expected in the coming days. There may be new areas of road damage showing up and more debris coming onto the road surface.


Please use caution. Limit travel as much as possible until the road has been cleared. Thank you.