Groundbreaking ceremony for the Community Development Block Grant Project

ATASCADERO — Construction will begin soon for the Traffic Way Community Development Block Grant Project (CDBG). The City Council conducted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the launch of this project.

The Traffic Way Sidewalk Accessibility and Pedestrian Ramp Project will begin construction shortly, pending Caltrans approval of an encroachment permit. This $385,000 project, funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, includes sidewalk and associated roadway improvements on Traffic Way between Highway 101 and El Camino Real and along the west edge of El Camino Real near the intersection with Traffic Way.

The pedestrian improvements include replacing the curb and gutter, sidewalk and driveway approaches, and installing two new curb ramps on both sides of Traffic Way between US 101 and El Camino Real.

All pedestrian improvements have been designed to meet Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Other associated improvements will include utility relocations, pedestrian signal upgrade, and repaving a portion of Traffic Way. G. Sosa Construction of Santa Maria has been contracted by the City to construct this project.

Getting through this together, Atascadero

Construction is expected to take approximately two months to complete once work commences, contingent on weather conditions. Traffic will be maintained during the project, but motorists should expect some minor delays due to traffic control and a reduction in the number of lanes on Traffic Way to allow for construction.

This is one of the busiest intersections in Atascadero, and due to this, it is asked that drivers be considerate of construction workers and other roadway users when traveling through the area.

For any questions regarding this project, please contact Public Works Department at (805)470-3456.