A project to repair and repave a nine-mile section of Highway 101 from the Los Berros Road undercrossing to the Pismo Creek bridge started Monday.
Drivers should expect a delay of up to 10 minutes, according to a Caltrans news release.
Lanes and ramp closures in both directions will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., depending on the weather.
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The project, expected to be completed in December, will repair distressed sections of the highway and add new asphalt to the existing pavement.
The contractor for the $6.7 million project is CalPortland Construction of Santa Maria.
— Cynthia Lambert
Pismo Beach officials will hold a budget workshop today starting at 9 a.m. as the City Council works toward approval of its budget for fiscal years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
The workshop will include department presentations of budget strategies for the next two fiscal years.
Two additional special meetings will be held June 8 and June 9, both starting at 9 a.m. Consideration of approval of the final two-year budget is scheduled for the June 21 council meeting.
All the meetings will take place in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 760 Mattie Road.
— Cynthia Lambert
San Luis Obispo
Local organizers will participate in a nationwide rally tonight to support workers and government programs they say are under attack across the country, most notably in Wisconsin, where state employees have lost their right to collective bargaining.
The “rally for working families” will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the County Government Center at 1055 Monterey St. in San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo City Councilman John Ashbaugh and longtime activist Jim Duenow will be among the speakers.Those who attend the rally will be asked to write letters urging legislators to put Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal to extend an increase in state taxes on the ballot.
— Bob Cuddy