Portions of North Main Street in Morro Bay will have traffic and pedestrian restrictions in October and November while street improvements are constructed.
The work starts Monday and runs through mid-November. The construction zone will be from Highway 41 at Atascadero Road to Yerba Buena Street.
Planned improvements include the addition of bike lanes on both sides of the street, construction of sidewalks and disabled-access ramps, pavement rehabilitation, and restriping of the street. Businesses will remain open and accessible at all times during construction.
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CalPortland of Santa Maria has the construction contract for the job valued at $432,117. Most of the funding for the project comes from a federal stimulus grant.
“The finished project will give a new look to the two-mile section of North Main, with benefits for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians,” said Rob Livick, Morro Bay public services director.
— David Sneed
The San Luis Obispo County Republican Party will open a South County office today.
The headquarters will be at 530 Paulding Circle, in the Village off East Branch Street.
The grand opening, which will take place between 4 and 7 p.m., will include refreshments.
After Friday, the office will open regularly from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
— Bob Cuddy
San Luis Obispo
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of San Luis Obispo will install a new pastor Sunday.
The Rev. John P. Gross will succeed retiring Rev. Chris Molnar, who has led the congregation for more than 17 years.
Gross and his family were previously living in Mammoth Lakes.
An installation service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 1010 E. Foothill Blvd. in San Luis Obispo, with a reception and potluck dinner to follow.
— Julia Hickey