Traffic Alert: Major roadwork planned ahead in San Luis Obispo

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 14:48:16-04

Major construction and a road surfacing project will start next week in San Luis Obispo. 

There are several parts to the project that will be going on, working toward the ultimate goal of making streets safer for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. 

Those road improvements include:

  • Bicycle lane safety enhancements and restriping
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pedestrian improvements and curb corner ramps at the intersections of Laurel Lane-Augusta and Laurel Lane-Southwood
  • Improvements to sewer and storm drain systems
  • Street lighting repair on Laurel Lane 
  • Planned intersection modifications to shorten crossing distances at intersections and buffered bicycle lanes 

According to the city, the 2015 Traffic Safety Report revealed the intersection of Laurel Lane and Southwood Drive to be the intersection with the most pedestrian crashes on "city-maintained streets."

Roadwork will begin July 23. 

The neighborhoods on Laurel, Southwood, Orcutt and Broad are said to be the most-affected areas for construction during this project, which is expected to last several months. Roads will stay open, but there will be delays. 

The city council approved the $2.5 million project back in June.