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One week after deadly crash on Tank Farm Road, city adds concrete barriers near construction site

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 22:38:21-05

The City of San Luis Obispo installed concrete barriers on Tank Farm Road to help keep construction workers safe during a roadwork project.

The city says the installation is not in response to a fatal crash that took place near the construction area on Feb. 11.

In that crash, Micheal Hamlin, 52, of San Luis Obispo, was struck and killed by a vehicle on the 200 block of Tank Farm Road at around 10:30 p.m. Police say the vehicle that hit Hamlin was being driven by a 76-year-old man.

The city says the barriers were put up as a phase of the construction.

"The current phase of the road work involves widening onto the property frontage on the north side-there will be a vertical drop off of a foot or more from the existing edge of pavement to where the new section of pavement is being constructed, so the barriers are there to prevent vehicles from accidentally tracking off the road into the work area," says City of San Luis Obispo's Interim Transportation Manager Luke Schwartz.