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Street improvement project underway in Santa Maria

Drivers should expect delays
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Posted at 11:32 AM, May 19, 2020

A street improvement project underway in Santa Maria may cause delays for drivers over the coming months.

The City says short delays will occur in various neighborhoods during the work, which began Monday and is expected to last through September.

"The first phase of this road project includes various concrete repairs including repair of sidewalks, curb and gutter, cross-gutters and ramps. Following the concrete work will be asphalt paving work that includes the dig out and repair of failed asphalt areas, removal of existing traffic striping, grinding of the edges of the existing pavement, the placement of hot mix asphalt overlay, and then re-establishment of traffic striping," the City said in a press release.

Notices will be placed along the affected streets notifying drivers of the dates and times of the work and when parking will be prohibited.

Streets involved in the overlay project include:

• S. Depot Street from Battles Road to Stowell Road

• Pine Street from W. Grant Street to W. Monroe Street

• Barrington Drive from W.Gaylene Drive to W. Creston Street

• W. Creston Street from N. Western Avenue to N. Railroad Avenue

• Las Flores Way from S. Superior to S. Railroad Avenue

• S. Superior Street from W. Camino Colegio to W. Liberty Street

• Pershing Street from S. Superior Street to S. Railroad Avenue

• Mariposa Way from S. Superior Street to S. Railroad Avenue

• S. Lucas Drive from E. Orange Street to E. Boone Street

• N. Curryer Street from W. Fesler Street to W. Main Street

• Farrell Drive from Palisade Drive to E. Jones Street

• Estes Drive from Farrell Drive to Marilyn Way

The City says the $2.8 million project is being funded by gas tax and SB-1 gas tax dollars.