Pedestrian and bicyclist safety along Fairview Avenue near the U.S. Highway 101 intersection will be improved following the completion of a project set to break ground on Sept. 8.
The Fairview Avenue/U.S. 101 Intersection Sidewalk Infill Project will construct new sidewalk to fill the gap along the north side of South Fairview Avenue leading to the signalized intersection at the northbound U.S. 101 off-ramp.
The project also includes reconstruction of existing sidewalk necessary to conform to the existing bicycle and pedestrian ramp connecting Fairview Avenue and Calle Real. The city secured Measure A grant funding for the project.
Goleta awarded the project to Lash Construction, and MNS Engineers will be providing construction oversight. The project is expected to take about one month to complete.
City staff will be working with the contractor to minimize impacts to the public; however a lane closure for southbound traffic on South Fairview Avenue and re-routing pedestrians are necessary to complete the project.
“When the Sidewalk Infill Project is complete, the connectivity of sidewalk access will improve safety for the over 100 pedestrians and bicyclists per day traveling along Fairview Avenue,” said Goleta Public Works director Charlie Ebeling. “We are pleased the community will be able to enjoy the improvements for years to come.”
For more information, contact city construction manager Debbie Talarico at email@example.com or call 1-609-231-4179.