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Work begins on new traffic signal in Los Osos as neighbors look to boost road safety

Posted at 4:32 AM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 22:05:26-04

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of a new traffic signal in Los Osos Monday.

The signal will be located at the intersection of South Bay Boulevard and Nipomo Avenue.

The Board of Supervisors first voted to install the traffic light in September of 2018, after neighbors complained there weren’t enough lights around the city. They said the 55 MPH speed limit was too fast in the area, especially because a middle school is located off South Bay Boulevard.

New traffic light to reduce collisions in Los Osos

Workers will be out from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. as construction gets underway, and the project is expected to continue until mid-May depending on weather conditions.

Drivers are asked to take an alternate route if possible.

Drivers should expect traffic control and flagging in the area if they do drive there.

The project is slated to cost roughly $345,000. It is funded by Urban State Highway Accounts, Los Osos Road Improvement Fee Funds, and the San Luis Obispo County Road Funds.