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Hundreds celebrate opening of Devil's Slide tunnels

Original post made on Mar 26, 2013

Hundreds gathered on a coastal San Mateo County hillside Monday to celebrate the opening of two tunnels that will replace a notorious stretch of state Highway 1 at Devil's Slide.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 9:07 AM

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:54 am

Where did the $439 million come from? Gas taxes? Property taxes? Sales taxes? Did I pay for it even if I will never use it?


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Posted by Second Resident
a resident of Atherton: other
on Mar 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

People's tunnel, indeed. The news reported the event was closed...CLOSED...to the public. How can a tunnel with public funds, public taxes on public land be closed to the public for its Grand Opening? More free Hoo-Haw for the elite.
The 1995 'devistating slide" would have had less impact if the voters would have approved widening highway 92! So more fossil fuels are burned polluting the environment in bumper to bumper traffic.


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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 26, 2013 at 5:59 pm

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I see everyone is real happy as usual. Yes, I am sure that this is better than full road closures and long long commues for local working in SF etc. Yes, we all paid for it, more ways than one


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Posted by troll
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I hate to troll ... [portion deleted. Discuss topics without attacks]. Did you really just complain that your tax dollars went to it, even though you'll never use it? Are you insane? I wasn't aware that you needed to use every single thing that was paid for by tax dollars. So I guess you should be allowed to drive a tank then? just because 14 cents of your tax dollars went there at some point.

This road makes a journey that has killed multiple people much safer, and perhaps you should drive on the new tunnel, it looks quite nice

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