Draft plan for Union Road upgrades approved by Paso Robles City Council

tstrickland@thetribunenews.comMay 9, 2013 

Union Road in Paso Robles is scheduled for improvements between Kleck Road and Montebello Oaks Drive.

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Paso Robles has a preliminary design for upcoming repairs and improvements to Union Road between Kleck Road and Montebello Oaks Drive.

The City Council approved the design Tuesday night.

It includes cutting the top of hill by four feet; adding bike lanes, a sidewalk and street lights; and realigning the Walnut Drive intersection to a more standard “T” intersection, all with new pavement, City Manager Jim App said in a daily update email to staff about the meeting.

In November, the council accepted a $533,500 state grant for the project, which targets less than a mile of road. The city will kick in $150,000 in developer fees from the Union Road and Highway 46 area. The project is separate from the road-fix funds city voters agreed to last fall to fund street repairs with an additional half-cent sales tax on their purchases.

Engineering studies to be completed in coming months will determine the total cost of the project. Work could begin as soon as summer, officials said.

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