Work is partially complete on a $1.2 million project to improve a section of West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach.
The work, which started in January, includes street and sidewalk repairs, landscaped center medians, landscape irrigation and lighting, and other improvements along West Grand Avenue between Eighth and 11th streets.
City officials have said they expect the project to be complete by mid-May, depending on the weather, but an update on whether work remains on schedule was not immediately available this morning.
A few intersections were recently closed to pedestrian and vehicle traffic as part of the project, according to a construction update posted last week at http://www.grover.org/index.aspx?NID=154. The intersection of North Eighth Street and West Grand Avenue will reopen today; the intersections of North 10th Street and West Grand Avenue and South Ninth Street and West Grand Avenue will be closed until Thursday.
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City officials said the work is intended to increase safety by slowing traffic in the area and improving access for pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. It is also intended to define the city’s downtown core.
Funds for the project will come from a variety of sources, including $832,000 obtained through the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments and $292,000 in gas tax funds, according to a news release.