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After month delay, Brisco Road ramps to open this week

What traffic at Brisco Road looks like after the ramp closure

The city of Arroyo Grande temporarily closed the northbound ramps at Brisco Road in September. Since then, a traffic study has shown that the closure hasn't negatively impacted traffic at other intersections in the city, a worry of many when the s
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The city of Arroyo Grande temporarily closed the northbound ramps at Brisco Road in September. Since then, a traffic study has shown that the closure hasn't negatively impacted traffic at other intersections in the city, a worry of many when the s

More than a year after they were closed, the Brisco Road ramps at Highway 101 in Arroyo Grande are expected to reopen this week.

What started as a five-week closure to study traffic impacts in September 2015 was extended numerous times over the past year as residents and council members lauded the closure, saying it eased the notoriously bad traffic at the intersection.

But it apparently couldn’t last forever — especially after Caltrans said as much — and the ramps were slated to reopen in mid-December.

The reopening was delayed after Caltrans asked the city to add new striping on and around the ramps, and then it was delayed even more by the recent rains.

Now the ramps are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. Wednesday.

R. Burke Corp. will close the entire underpass between El Camino Real and West Branch Street at 8 p.m. Tuesday to complete the necessary reopening work.

Kaytlyn Leslie: 805-781-7928, @kaytyleslie

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