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;
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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.