Yeah, I was driving up there early last week (don't worry, I went during the middle of a weekday and encountered maybe six cyclists, whom I very carefully passed) and came upon the work truck parked across 2/3 of the road. I was thankful for driving such a small car.
Even though it appears to be chipseal, at least it's paved, which is more than you could say about it before.
I think Tunitas getting fresh pavement is good news, now I wish the cobblestone like sections of Skyline near 92 will be repaved. At 35 mph I donít trust many stretches of that road and I take the whole lane looking for best pavement. I donít care if cars have to queue behind me for a brief time. Far as Iím concerned, this would be a good use of stimulus dollars.
So I rode up that way yesterday. They are doing something to the top of Kings - I think they are sticking big asphalt patches all over the road. Anyhow the tar is really sticky but I didn't feel like I lost any grip on the descent. I even passed a car and caught up to another that was pacing two motorbikes.