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Street delays begin on College and Stowell Drive in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Construction began this morning on the streets of College, Stowell to Enos Drive for the new roadway project.

“There’s just no good way to not impact traffic with a construction project like this. So we just ask that people be aware of that. Allow for some extra time for people to get, you know, their kids to school, for example, allow a little bit of extra time to get to work" said, Public Works Director, Brett Fulgoni.

The renovations will continue Monday, Aug. 15 on Skyway Drive through October and on other major streets in Santa Maria.

CalPortland posted notices to residents and businesses for affected streets with dates for prohibited parking and street access. 

“Infrastructure is one of the most important things that we can do as a city. And this will create continue to provide safe infrastructure and provide people with a smooth, safe surface to drive on" said Fulgoni.

Construction is estimated to cost $3,578,800 million dollars.

The renovated streets are said to last over 10 years.

“The longer we wait to do a project like this, the more expensive it is. And so we’re trying to we’re trying to to do the best job that we can with the dollars that we have" said Fulgoni.

The streets that are part of the project include: 

  • Alvin Avenue, College Drive to Bradley Road 
  • Battles Road, Miller Street to College Drive 
  • College Drive, Stowell Road to Enos Drive 
  • Depot Street, Stowell Road to Morrison Avenue 
  • Depot Street, Boone Street to Cook Street 
  • Skyway Drive, Betteravia Road to Orcutt Expressway 
  • Stowell Road, Black Road to Hanson Way 
  • Stowell Road, Depot Street to Broadway (Highway 135) 
  • E. Orange Street, College Drive to Concepcion Avenue
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