Caltrans to Repave Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo County

Tue October 02, 2007 - West Edition

A project to repave Highway 1 (Santa Rosa Street) from Walnut Street to just north of Westmont Drive was scheduled to begin Sept. 24 with the removal and replacement of curb, gutter, sidewalks and driveways.

There will be a lane closure in the northbound direction Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

These lane closures will be limited to two blocks at a time. One lane of traffic will remain open at all times during this work. There will be no work scheduled between the hours of 3 and 6 p.m.

The paving operation is expected to begin in early November.

Work during the evening hours will take place weekdays between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. and will be limited to five signalized intersections: Walnut Street, Olive Street, Murray Street, Foothill Boulevard and Highland Drive. The noise resulting from this work will be limited after 11 p.m. to minimize disruption.

Access to driveways and businesses will be maintained during this project, with only brief intermittent closures. Affected residents/businesses will be notified 72 hours in advance of any closure. The public is encouraged to use public transportation or ride share to reduce traffic.

This project is estimated to cost $3.3 million. It is expected to be complete by the Spring 2008.

For more information, call 805/549-3318 or visit