Open house planned Tuesday for new City project in downtown Atascadero

Posted at 8:25 AM, Aug 14, 2018

An open house to discuss possible changes to Atascadero’s downtown area is happening Tuesday.

The City of Atascadero’s new project, the El Camino Downtown Traffic Calming and Corridor Plan, will look at ways to increase pedestrian and driver safety on El Camino Real from Highway 41 to Rosario Avenue.  

Some of those possible safety enhancements include turning El Camino Real into one lane in each direction, reducing the speed limit and putting up more walkway signage. 

The city is also looking to increase the number of parking spots and add more diagonal spaces. 

The public is invited to attend Tuesday’s open house from 4 to 6 p.m. at City Hall, 6500 Palma Ave., to get more information and check out draft conceptual plans and exhibits of some of the alternatives being planned for the area.

The project is in the early stages.

Atascadero considering traffic safety improvements along El Camino Real