The Town of Moraga was stung by a recent report that placed the community in the bottom 15 percent in terms of its care of streets and roads -- and they want to get the word out to residents.
Moraga was ranked 93rd out of 109 communities studied, a finding Town Manager Jill Keimach said equated to the message that the average Moraga street is on the verge of failure.
"A failing street is one with large potholes, cracks, and at risk for major breaks and sink holes," Keimach wrote in her summary of town affairs. "We must maintain and repair our streets so that potholes and cracks are prevented or repaired in a cost efficient, effective way — delaying repairs will only increase their cost."
Keimach maintains that unless the town addresses the issue immediately neighborhood streets will "continue to degrade and begin to fail, and the cost to repair our roads will increase radically (by some estimates, as much as 300 percent)."
The town is hoping to spread the word about the problem and is looking to speak to any group, neighborhood association, service club, or group of friends.
Keimach asks that if you have a group interested in discussing the issue to call her at (925) 888-7020. And if you have a nomination for "worst road" in Moraga, drop it into the comments field, please.