It didn't take long for the potholes to appear after the first significant rain of fall. Many county roads have a failing road base which means the pot holes appear rapidly with wet roads.

Potholes will appear more rapidly and will be more wide spread as roads reach the end of their life. Over 50 percent of county roads are at or near the end of their useful life and will need to be rebuilt.

But the County's default policy is to let these roads continue to deteriorate until the only option is to grind them up into gravel or spend millions of dollars to rebuild the roads.

The County has a test section of dirt/gravel road on Sonoma Mountain Rd. in Bennett Valley. If you like dust and bumps, you will love this section of road.

Driving on pothole roads can damage your suspension, which is expensive to fix. Rough roads can also be dangerous for drivers and bicycle riders. Cars swerve or drive on the wrong side of the road to miss pot holes. Numerous bicycle accidents have occurred when bicyclist weren't able to avoid a pothole.

Take action now and join SOS Roads to us persuade the Board of Supervisors to not abandon our county roads.

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