County schedules resurfacing work on 26 miles of roadway

Traffic delays could be 10 minutes to two hours

ktanner@thetribunenews.comOctober 12, 2013 

About 26 miles of county roads in Cambria, Avila Beach and Templeton are due to receive a durable seal-coat resurfacing between Monday, Oct. 21, and the end of November, weather permitting.

Traffic in those areas will be, at times, reduced to alternating one way, controlled by flaggers and pilot cars. County Public Works officials estimate that traffic delays could be as long as two hours, although most will be 10 to 20 minutes.

The public will be alerted in advance by construction signs in each area. Officials recommend considering alternate routes to avoid the construction areas.

The asphalt micro-surfacing in most areas will take place Monday through Friday, except for work on Las Tablas Road in Templeton, which will happen on weekends to avoid disrupting weekday traffic to the regional medical center.

According to Scott Wetmore of the Public Works Department, among the Cambria roadways receiving the treatment are:

Main Street from Cornwall to Cambria Drive, Ardath Drive, Park Hill and Marine Terrace streets, roadways in the McCabe Drive-Lucille Avenue area, Oxford Avenue to Trenton Street area, and the Wilton Drive-Ramsey Avenue loop, including inner streets. Avila Beach roadways on the list include San Luis Bay and Avila Beach drives, Squire Canyon Road, and parts of Monte and Fern Canyon roads.

Wetmore said other streets could be added to the list. The $688,120 project, paid for with county road preventative maintenance funds, is to be done by Intermountain Slurry Seal of Sparks, Nev. The project aims to protect the pavement from further deterioration and improve the traffic-wearing surface. Depending on the weather, traffic is allowed onto the new surface within two to four hours after the seal coat is applied.

For details, call 781-5252.

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