Road construction projects are underway in Grover Beach.
This week, City Council provided direction for the South Oak Park Boulevard improvement Project. It covers a six-block stretch of Oak Park Blvd. from Grand Avenue to Mentone Avenue.
“The City Council continues to hear from residents that street improvements are a high priority for our community,” said Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee. “We are committed to investing in our local infrastructure with street repairs remaining a key goal for the Council. We are making major progress in fixing our streets while also improving accessibility for pedestrians and bicyclists.”
The project's design keeps safety in mind for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. Pavement on the road will be repaired. Oak Park Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction, allowing for bicycle lanes, parking spots, sidewalks, and a median to be added.
In addition to the South Oak Park project, improvements are being made throughout city streets thanks to the Measure K-14 Street Rehabilitation Program. North 8th and South 9th streets are set to be repaved. A new water main will also be installed, temporarily interrupting service for nearby homeowners. This project also includes improvements to 14th Street both north and south of Grand Avenue.
The City says new designs are nearly complete for improvements to Manhattan Avenue (South 13th to South Oak Park Boulevard), Seabright Avenue (South 13th to South Oak Park Boulevard), Trouville Avenue (South 10th to South Park Boulevard), South 10th (Rockaway Ave. to Ramona Ave.) and South 11th (West Grand Ave. to Longbranch Ave.).
According to the city, the voter-approved Measure K-14 program has used $28 million to improve over 200 blocks of local streets so far.