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UPDATE: SCV: County road work curbs business owners’ traffic

Supervisor’s office says problem will be remedied

Posted: May 15, 2013 11:40 a.m.
Updated: May 15, 2013 6:06 p.m.

Construction on The Old Road at Rye Canyon Road has local merchants fuming over reduced access to their businesses. Signal photo by Dan Watson

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Some owners of about 10 businesses in a strip mall near the Valencia Industrial Center complained Wednesday that county road workers who showed up unexpectedly were blocking customers and cutting into their revenue.

“This has cut our business by 75 to 80 percent,” said Dean Axotis, who with his mother, Kathy, owns Jimmy Dean Charbroil Burger in the 28000 block of The Old Road. “We want our roads paved, but they’re not going about this the right way,” he said, saying the road work was being done during peak business hours for the merchants, who rely on daytime traffic from workers in the Industrial Center.

The strip mall is just north of Rye Canyon Road, where the Industrial Center is located.

By the end of the day, a spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich said, the problem was taken care of.

“They said they hadn’t gotten any (notice of the road work), which is completely unacceptable,” said Antonovich spokesman Tony Bell. “Public Works needs to do a better job of notifying businesses so as not to interrupt their business day.”

Antonovich sent his planning and Public Works deputy to the strip mall to check out the situation and assure business owners something would be done about it, Bell said.

The two-day project involves tearing up the surface layer of asphalt on The Old Road to replace it with a fresh layer.
Bell said the work Thursday would be shifted to “very late in the day.” The project is expected to be finished after that.

“We’re very happy to see the road work (being done),” said a worker at the car wash. “Sometimes people come in and complain about the road — it damages their tires.”





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