Aug 8, 2012 1:53 AM by Jeanette Trompeter
The Federal Highway Administration has issued a $220,000 grant to complete a segment of the North Coast National Scenic Byway in Morro Bay.
The project, which is sponsored by SLOCOG and the City of Morro Bay, includes the construction of a bicycle and pedestrian path and bridge over Morro Creek to connect the Harbor-walk and Embarcadero with North Morro Bay at Route 41 (Atascadero Road), and improvements to beach access from the byway, with two formal viewing and interpretation areas.
"This grant will enable SLOCOG and the City of Morro Bay to complete the much needed bike and pedestrian path along the Scenic Byway Trail," said Congresswoman Capps. "Filling this existing gap in the system will support economic development and growth through increased tourism and recreation, and it will encourage a new way for residents to access the waterfront and downtown from the northern part of the bay."
San Luis Obispo County First District Supervisor Bruce Gibson added, "I'm very excited about the Morro Bay project. It is a great project providing a pathway connecting the Embarcadero to the north side of town."
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