The Bob Jones Trail Gap Closure project in San Luis Obispo County has been recommended for funding.
The announcement comes from officials with The County of San Luis Obispo Parks and Recreational Department and the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments.
The funding will be used to finalize the design, obtain trail easements, and construct the Bob Jones Trail extension between the Ontario Road park 'n' ride lot to the Octagon Barn trailhead.
California Transportation Commission staff recommended an $18.25 million award. Commission staff will consider the approval at their March 24-25 meeting.
This Bob Jones "City to Sea" Trail extension project will construct 4.5-miles of multi-use trail, separated from motor vehicles, which will connect the existing trail in Avila to the Octagon Barn at the South end of San Luis Obispo.
This extension constructs facilities suitable for people of all ages and abilities, providing an option for bicycling, walking or running.
The project will: construct a safe crossing from the Ontario Road park 'n' ride lot under U.S. Highway 101, eliminate two at-grade crossings (San Luis Bay Drive & Clover Ridge Lane), and avoid the north and southbound on-and off-ramps on U.S. Highway 101 at South Higuera Street.