Old Town Sidewalk Project Wraps-Up Phase One

The City of Goleta is pleased to report that the Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project is wrapping up the first of five phases of construction with the sidewalk completion of the blocks of Orange and Magnolia Avenues north of Mandarin and Armitos Avenues. The sidewalks, curb, and gutter have been installed and residents are already using them in this current time of stay at home orders.

The final paving work and construction of the angled parking area was just completed for Magnolia Avenue. This will add much desired and needed parking for Old Town. The final grinding and paving on Orange and Armitos Avenues will be done at the end of overall construction for seamless pavement.

The next phase (Phase 2) is anticipated to be a staggered start. Work recently began on S. Fairview Avenue, and work on the block of Aguila Avenue is anticipated to start once soils are dry and the base paving is completed on Armitos Avenue. Work on Mandarin Avenue between Orange and Magnolia Avenues is anticipated to start next week. Construction for Phase 2 is anticipated to take 4-6 weeks before beginning Phase 3.

We continue to ask for your patience in dealing with the closed streets, construction noise, and disruptions to your lives while we bring you these much needed safety improvements. We are thankful to have Filippin Engineering performing the construction management and inspection, and to Toro Enterprises performing the construction work. Through the current process the teams have revised their health and safety protocols to implement safer work practices. These new practices allow the City and teams to continue to bring our community the much needed sidewalk safety improvements while keeping the community and the contractors safe during this pandemic.

We will continue to provide updates on the project at tinyurl.com/GoletaOTSW, including an estimated schedule of work for the current and future phases. Please feel free to email sidewalks@cityofgoleta.org, or call the Construction Manager at 805.450.7949, with any questions you may have.

Thank you again for your continued patience during our construction activities.