City Road Work to Improve Street Safety
Beginning Tuesday, August 21, the City of San Luis Obispo will be applying a maintenance surface to roads in the southern portion of the City and restriping to make streets safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Work immediately surrounding Sinsheimer Elementary School (Augusta, Bishop and Sydney) will begin Monday, August 27 to accommodate for the kickoff of the school year. Work will be done outside of the pick up and drop off times:
- Augusta (Bishop to Laurel) – Mon 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Bishop (Augusta to Johnson) – Mon 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Sydney (Augusta to Johnson) – Mon 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Tues-Fri 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
In June, City Council approved the $2.5 million Laurel Lane Complete Streets and Roadway Maintenance Sealing project, with major funding coming from the Local Revenue Measure (Measure G). Regular roadway maintenance decreases vehicle operations costs and increases safety. The 2015 Traffic Safety Report identified the intersection of Laurel Lane and Southwood Drive as the highest-ranking intersection for pedestrian collisions on City maintained streets. Planned intersection modifications will shorten crossing distances at intersections and buffered bicycle lanes will improve the walking and biking environment of the corridor.
The Laurel, Southwood, Orcutt and Broad neighborhoods will be primarily impacted by construction. Roads will remain open, but commuters should expect intermittent lane closures and delays on weekdays during daytime hours. Detour information and “No Parking” signs will be posted 30 hours prior to work.
For more information regarding traffic impacts or ongoing projects contact the City’s Public Works Department at (805) 781-7200.