Residential and commercial areas in the Foothill Boulevard and Los Osos Valley Road neighborhoods are slated for street sealing by the City of San Luis Obispo beginning in late August. The “slurry seal” process extends the life of pavement, reduces long term cost and provides a new driving surface.
City officials are asking drivers to be aware of temporary road closures and potential delays related to the project, anticipated to be underway from late August through mid-October. Work will be limited to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Affected neighborhoods will receive informational flyers prior to work beginning.
According to Manuel Guzman, project manager for the City, the roadway work will require no parking and no driving access on individual streets for a full day. “We want to make certain everyone is aware of the project and specific closures,” said Manuel Guzman. “We don’t want residents to come out of their homes and find they cannot leave their driveway, or worse, that a vehicle that was parked on the street has been towed.” Manuel Guzman said the City is working to notify residents and commercial outlets ahead of work on specific streets, and will operate in a “hopscotch” fashion so that nearby streets remain open for parking.
No-parking and tow-away zones will be in effect on days when sealing is occurring on individual streets. Construction crews will post signs indicating closure dates. Manuel Guzman said that road closures are necessary to both apply the material and ensure it has adequate drying time to avoid damage.
Lane closures will affect traffic in both directions. The City encourages people who live, work, or normally drive through the affected areas to look closely for signs, review information received, note the dates and locations of road closures, find temporary alternate routes, and avoid parking in the affected areas. If the corridor cannot be avoided, the City and contractor encourage drivers to drive cautiously in construction zones and watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and construction personnel.
For more information regarding traffic impacts or ongoing projects, please visit www.SLOCity.org, or contact the City’s Public Works Department at (805) 781-7200.
Foothill Boulevard area map