Main Street Pavement Repairs
Drivers are advised that temporary delays will occur on Main Street from Palisade Drive to Suey Road in Santa Maria due to the City’s Pavement Repairs Project. Main Street pavement repairs began today and are set to continue through Friday, October 6th.
It is recommended to use alternate routes when possible as there may be heavy traffic during the mornings and afternoons.
The project includes the removal and replacement of old and failed asphalt paving, removal of existing traffic striping, grinding of the edges of the existing pavement, the placement of hot mix asphalt overlay, then re-establishment of traffic striping. The City is contracting with V. Lopez Jr & Sons, Inc. to perform this work, funded by Measure A, Gas Tax, and SB-1 Gas Tax dollars.
Having safe, well-maintained roads is a top priority for the City, which knows how important it is to our residents and infrastructure. As one of its Smart City, Safe City tools, the Department of Public Works diligently tracks the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) to assess the condition of streets. Based on available funds, including tax revenue from gas purchases, staff conducts annual assessments and develop road projects.
City staff recommends that drivers obey all temporary construction signs and reduce driving speeds in construction areas. The City appreciates drivers’ cooperation and patience.
Questions may be directed to the Department of Public Works, Engineering Division at (805) 925-0951 extension 2225.