Your Voice: A new Grant Line Road — wanna bet?
by Liz Costa, Banta
Jun 25, 2010 | 2085 views | 5 5 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print

All of us who live on the east side of Tracy have been suffering for months the results of the never-ending construction on Grant Line Road. I read with interest the write-up in the June 11 paper by Jon Mendelson (“Abiding Grant Line Road’s rough ride”).

It was interesting, but not one word has ever been state by the “powers by be” about the ridiculous section between MacArthur Drive and Parker Avenue. Where traffic has to move left into one lane, then open to two lanes, then move back left to one lane, going on for four sections going west and one section going east.

I see no work even preparing these sections so our Grant Line Road will be a four-lane road all the way. Are they going to leave it as is, finish the roadway into a smooth, beautiful Grant Line, and then at a later date decide they should have corrected those spaces, and tear up our nice new road all over again to fix what should have been done in the work they’re doing now?

Is everyone wondering the same thing as I? Let’s hope smarter heads prevail and we get a nice, four-lane Grant Line all the way through Tracy’s north side.

Comments-icon Post a Comment
June 27, 2010
Grant Line road always had PGE oil pipes so I'm sure it will take some time to do it right.
June 27, 2010
I go through it almost daily, like you Liz, and I am just used to it by now. Sounds rude to say.

OK. As Jon and you have mentioned, they tell us that there will be a beautiful Grant Line Road in the future. Can they give us an exact date? That would be nice, I think.

June 25, 2010
There was a council person who she would call Jerry McNerney's office and he would fix up Grant Line and Mc Arthur. But she got voted out of office. Maybe because her connection at Jerry McNerney's office didn't ever do anything for Tracy, CA?
June 25, 2010
Have to agree that Grant Line Rd has been under construction for quite some time.
June 25, 2010
Never enough money to do it right the first time but always money to fix it later.

We encourage readers to share online comments in this forum, but please keep them respectful and constructive. This is not a space for personal attacks, libelous statements, profanity or racist slurs. Comments that stray from the topic of the story or are found to contain abusive language are subject to removal at the Press’ discretion, and the writer responsible will be subject to being blocked from making further comments and have their past comments deleted. Readers may report inappropriate comments by e-mailing the editor at