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Road Improvements

Post Date:08/01/2022 1:48 PM

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August 1, 2022


Arterial Dig Out and Overlay Project


Drivers are advised that temporary delays will occur on various Santa Maria streets due to the City’s Arterial Dig Out and Overlay Project beginning Monday, August 8th and continuing through the end of October. 


The roadway project will include the installation of new streetlight conduit and asphalt paving work that includes the dig out and repair of failed asphalt areas, removal of existing traffic striping, grinding of the edges of the existing pavement, the placement of hot mix asphalt overlay, and then re-establishment of traffic striping.  The City is contracting with CalPortland Construction to perform this $3,578,800 project funded by Measure A, Gas Tax and SB-1 Gas Tax dollars.  


The streets that are part of the project include:


  • Alvin Avenue, College Drive to Bradley Road
  • Battles Road, Miller Street to College Drive
  • College Drive, Stowell Road to Enos Drive
  • Depot Street, Stowell Road to Morrison Avenue
  • Depot Street, Boone Street to Cook Street
  • Skyway Drive, Betteravia Road to Orcutt Expressway
  • Stowell Road, Black Road to Hanson Way
  • Stowell Road, Depot Street to Broadway (Highway 135)
  • E. Orange Street, College Drive to Concepcion Avenue


The first phase of work will begin on Monday, August 8th on College Drive from Stowell Road to Enos Drive.  This work will consist of streetlight conduit installation. The following week beginning on Monday, August 15th CalPortland will commence work on Skyway Drive with utility adjustments and asphalt dig outs.  The contractor will post construction notices to residents and businesses along affected streets with the dates when parking and access to streets will be prohibited. 


The arterial dig out and overlay project is a substantial roadway treatment that is designed to repair distressed roadway sections with an overlay of new asphalt over the remaining section of roadway.    The overlay treatment is proposed to last just over 10 years.


The driving public may experience delays during construction.  Drivers are recommended to use alternate routes whenever possible to avoid delays.


City staff strongly recommends that drivers obey all temporary construction signs and reduce driving speeds in construction areas.  


Questions may be directed to the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division at (805) 925-0951 extension 2225.




Department:                   Public Works/Engineering

Contact Person:              David Beas, Principal Civil Engineer

Telephone Number:        (805) 925-0951 ext. 2225

E-mail Address:    


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