Kensington residents were pleased to see a popular shortcut, closed for months due to erosion, reopened to traffic Monday.
Too much rain in the winter of 2004 – 2005 caused erosion along Aldine Drive between Fairmount Avenue and Van Dyke Avenue.
The section of road was closed to all car, bicycle and foot traffic.
It took the state of California and city of San Diego declaring this area a state of emergency in order to secure $2.2 million in federal grants to repair the road.
Over the last seven months workers constructed two retaining walls and stabilized the road itself.
Bus service and residents have had to take detours during the repair.
Jason Webber was one of those residents who were happy to see the road reopen.
“I literally had it on my calendar to wake up and go drive it,” Webber said. “I was real excited.”
Vegetation was also added to aid in preventing future erosion.