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Funding allocated for road projects in San Luis Obispo County

Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 01:26:46-05

The California Transportation Commission has allocated $54.8 million for 46 projects throughout California, including the Central Coast.

The goal is to make commutes smoother and safer.

The funding includes $31.1 million for fix-it-first projects funded by Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

Among the projects are the Pavement Preservation Project on Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County and the Traffic Management System Project on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.

According to Caltrans, the Pavement Preservation Project will upgrade Americans with Disabilities Curb Ramps and improve 13.5 lane miles from Gracia Way to the Separation with the 101 highway in Pismo Beach.

The Traffic Management System Project will install vehicle detection systems, electronic message signs, cameras and loop detectors in various locations from north of Reservoir Canyon Road to the North Paso Robles Overhead.

The Commission also allocated more than $13.7 million for Active Transportation projects. Of these, 13 projects received approximately $6.7 million in funding to improve sidewalks and bicycle lanes to provide safer school routes for children who ride their bikes or walk to school.

Since Senate Bill 1 was signed in April 2017, Caltrans has repaired or replaced 71 bridges, paved more than 1,300 lane miles and increased visibility for drivers throughout California.

Senate Bill 1 will allow Caltrans to fix more than 17,000 lane miles of pavement, 500 bridges and 55,000 culverts by 2027.

More information and updates on projects can be found here.