ATASCADERO — The City of Atascadero announced that construction to bore a new sewer line underneath Highway 101 has begun and will affect traffic patterns on Atascadero Mall between Ardilla Avenue and Atascadero Avenue.

A work zone for the project has been set up at the intersection of Atascadero Mall and Ardilla Avenue, near the pedestrian tunnel crossing US 101 in front of Atascadero Bible Church (ABC). A temporary detour will route through-traffic traveling from Atascadero Avenue to Ardilla onto the other side of the center median to create two-way traffic on the west side of the median (ECHO side).

The east side of the median will be closed to through traffic but will maintain access to ABC, North County Christian School, and the pedestrian tunnel. However, the east side of the Atascadero Mall will also require two-way to allow vehicles to exit from ABC and North County Christian School.

Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to the detour and to plan for a little extra time if travel through the area is necessary. Large trucks, trailers, and recreational vehicles should use alternative routes due to the tight, constrained conditions at the intersection of Atascadero Mall and Ardilla Avenue. It is expected that this project will be completed in late April early May.

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

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