Work on new highway ramps and turn lanes begins in Paso Robles

Work on new highway ramps and left-turn lanes designed to improve traffic congestion in Paso Robles began this month.

The project, funded by a $10 million state grant, is expected to be complete in summer 2014.

The work includes:

Adding two left-turn lanes at Highway 46 going south on Highway 101;

Removing the 16th Street southbound off-ramp at Highway 101;

Adding new southbound on- and off-ramps at 17th Street from Highway 101;

Reconfiguring sidewalks on the 13th Street Bridge over Highway 101.

The construction contract was awarded to Papich Construction in Grover Beach; with the San Luis Obispo firm Cannon assisting city staff on construction management.