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Grover Beach keeps rolling on road improvements

A car drives past a well-worn section of North 13th Street in Grover Beach in June 2015.
A car drives past a well-worn section of North 13th Street in Grover Beach in June 2015. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Grover Beach has begun paving for the second phase of its long-heralded Local Street Rehabilitation Program.

On Tuesday, CalPortland began paving work on 17 blocks, or about 1.2 miles. Preliminary work, including utility line maintenance and sidewalk and concrete work, has been underway since early this year.

The paving is part of the city’s Measure K-14 Local Street Rehabilitation Program, which allowed the city to sell about $48 million in bonds to fix its aging infrastructure over the next 15 to 20 years. The city concluded its first phase of the rehabilitation project — major work on stretches of Brighton Avenue, Nice Avenue and South Seventh Street — in December.

Work on this second phase is expected to continue through the end of August. The city will simultaneously continue other minor repairs and slurry seals on more than 60 other blocks in town.

The projects may cause traffic delays, reduced parking and other temporary inconveniences, according to a news release.

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