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February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an upcoming virtual community meeting! (The meeting will be recorded if you cannot attend)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6 PM 

Join the meeting by clicking this link at the meeting time: https://slocity-org.zoom.us/j/92266081708?pwd=emxYLzdzdmxlRUVyeHR6WUx0YWprdz09

Overall Project Goal:

Repair and reseal Higuera and Marsh Streets through the downtown while increasing accessibility and safety for all roadway users.

Project Objectives:

1. Repair damaged pavement and potholes, and extend life of existing pavement surface
2. Improve ADA access and parking availability for persons with disabilities
3. Improve safety and access for pedestrians and bicyclists
4. Minimize impacts to on-street parking
5. Minimize inconveniences to businesses during construction
6. Implement elements of Downtown Concept Plan, where feasible

When and Where?

The below graphic shows the street segments on Marsh and Higuera that will be repaired. Some segments will be constructed starting the summer of 2021, while segments in the downtown core (between Santa Rosa and Nipomo) will be constructed starting the summer of 2022. The paving within the downtown core is planned to be deferred to 2022 in order to reduce further disruptions to downtown businesses following impact of COVID-19 starting in 2020. Each paving project will last approximately 5-6 months.

(Note that some short segments of Johnson/Peach/Pepper outside of the downtown will be sealed in 2021. Focused outreach to properties near that area will be conducted outside of this planning effort.)

What is proposed?

The below graphic calls out specific locations for improvements based on preliminary plans. Final designs will be refined based on community input.

New ADA on-street parking spaces will also be provided throughout the project area consistent with current guidance.

Consistent with the Downtown Concept Plan, the paving project proposes removal of one auto travel lane on Marsh and Higuera in order to reduce illegal speeding and provide more street width for pedestrian and bicycle facilities, as well as existing and future parklets. These modifications would retain sufficient traffic capacity to accommodate existing and future auto traffic volumes. These plans would extend the current pilot lane reductions and bikeway enhancements on Higuera Street (Santa Rosa to Nipomo) to a permanent configuration. Existing pilot parklet installations will be retained, and may become permanent pending City Council approval.

How can I stay engaged and provide input?

Your feedback and input will help make this a successful project!
  • Please visit https://www.opentownhall.com/10178 to leave comments and questions regarding the Downtown Paving Project.
  • Future virtual presentations are being planned. Stay tuned for when they will be offered. This webpage will be updated as events are scheduled.
  • To be included on project-specific email distributions, please contact jrice@slocity.org.