SLO County hopes to get $23 million for Highway 41/101 interchange this week

The California Transportation Commission will meet Wednesday and Thursday at the board of supervisors’ chambers in the county government center, 1055 Monterey St., San Luis Obispo.

The commission will discuss the allocation of state transportation money, and San Luis Obispo County hopes to come out of it with $23 million for Highway 41-101 interchange.

“That would allow construction to begin,” says Steve Devencenzi, said deputy director of the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments.

The Wednesday meeting will begin at 1 p.m. On Thursday the commission will convene at 9 a.m.

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments will host a reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Novo Restaurant, 726 Higuera St.

More San Luis Obispo County items will come up at next month’s Sacramento meeting, including funds for the Santa Maria River Bridge, and improving Highway 101 south of the Avila Beach exit.

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-Bob Cuddy