This report shows the problems with the Perry Creek Trail: Perry Creek Trail: Dangerous and Confusing
This report shows an update with the city manager after the report was released:
Perry Creek Trail: Dangerous and Confusing: Update
Repairs on the Perry Creek Trail have started in the sections where it was reported have the problems. The problem now is it seems it will be a waste of resources. Those resources being material, man hours and most importantly taxpayer dollars. Why? Because instead of replacing the concrete panels the city is merely filling the cracks with the black crack filler material. It takes time and materials to do this which costs money. The money, which comes out of the city's general fund, is largely generated by taxpayer dollars. The filler material has been used before on other parts of the trail. Those cracks have become larger and the concrete now needs to be replaced. What makes the city officials think if the crack filler failed in that section it will work in another section of the trail? The city is spending more money, wasting time and resources by using the crack filler then going back later to eventually refill the cracks again or replace the concrete.
As a taxpayer I see my tax dollars as an investment in my community. As such I expect a good return on my investment. When that money is wasted and I am not getting a good return on my investment I get frustrated and angry about it.
There are also areas of broken concrete the city used the black filler material to fill the hole as a patch instead of using concrete to do so.
So far the only good thing the city has done for safety on the trail is marked the area where there is scaffold set up with orange roadwork signs on each side of it to notify trail users of the danger/hazard ahead.
This section is between trail marker PC 129 and just past PC 123. The photos show the crack filler material and the area marked with the orange signs where the scaffold is located:
this section is from trail marker PC 123 to PC 110. Notice how the some of the cracks are not filled in at all. this is further proof using the crack filler is a waste of resources: