Streets in Downtown San Luis Obispo are set to be repaved in a two-part project lasting through Summer 2022.
The project will begin with improvements to outer segments of the area (highlighted in orange below) starting in Summer 2021.
Segments in the core of Downtown SLO (highlighted in blue above) will be constructed starting in summer of 2022. The city says it is pushing the second half of the project back to cut down on disruptions for downtown businesses impacted by COVID-19 regulations.
The project will also improve accessibility for pedestrians, bicyclists and wheelchairs. Improvements include new curb ramps, crosswalk improvements, and buffered/protected bike lanes. New ADA on-street parking spaces will also be provided.
“Investing in Downtown infrastructure is part of the City’s goal to maintain and improve Downtown Vitality. This project will improve access for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclist and continues the City’s commitment to supporting local businesses and welcoming community members to the Downtown,” said Public Works Director Matt Horn.
The project also proposes removing the one-way travel on Marsh and Higuera to reduce vehicle speeds, extended parking and make it more bicycle-friendly.
This project is expected to last a total of five months and will cost $2.85 million.
The city encourages community members to provide feedback and input. A virtual meeting will be held of Feb. 25.