Arroyo Grande is considering changes at a major interchange.
The city held a public information meeting Wednesday to talk about the Brisco Interchange Project.
City leaders are considering three possible design options right now.
The first alternative is slated to cost $12,300,000 and would involve closing the northbound on and off-ramps at Brisco Road and Highway 101. Construction crews would also complete intersection improvements at Camino Mercado and Highway 101, as well as on the north and southbound ramps at Grand Avenue and Highway 101. It would also involve widening the Grand Avenue bridge.
The second alternative is slated to cost $22,700,000 and would involve relocating the northbound ramps at Brisco Road to West Branch Street and Rodeo Drive. Crews would also complete intersection improvements at Grace lane and Rodeo Drive, as well as on the southbound ramps at Grand Avenue and Highway 101.
$6.6 million would come from outside funding, and the city would have to come up with the rest.
“We’re hoping that no matter which alternative is decided on, that as we go through the design process, we can value engineering of the project and get those price dags down too,” said Robin Dickerson, Arroyo Grande City Engineer.
The third alternative is no build.
The City Council is expected to talk about the project at a meeting in March.