Caltrans did not respond to a number of Almanac requests for comment on why it took nine years to get permission to adopt the roadway.
After the Almanac went to press, the agency responded.
Caltrans spokeswoman Gidget Navarro said maintenance records show that stretch of highway was adopted by the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club from February 2008 to February 2013. The garden club opted not to renew its contract and "there was a waiting list of five groups for it," Ms. Navarro said.
"After review," she said, Ms. Doherty's application surfaced. Ms. Navarro said she is uncertain why there was a three-year gap between contracts, but said somewhere along the line a longtime Caltrans employee retired in the district involved and a new director was hired, and that may have interrupted the process.
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