Old Town Sidewalk Project Final Paving Work

The City’s Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project is nearing the finish line. The final asphalt grind and pavement overlay work was recently completed. Thank you to everyone impacted by this work for their cooperation and patience. The next step is to paint the striping on the streets which is scheduled for September 8. The striping work is expected to take one day to complete.

City of Goleta Senior Project Engineer James Winslow said, “The Public Works Department is very pleased with the success of the Old Town Sidewalk Project and excited to announce that the project will be completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Completing the work early is a huge benefit to the residents and community.”

Additional project information, including a map of the asphalt grind and overlay phasing, can be found on our City website at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaOTSW.

The utilities – Southern California Edison, Cox Communications, and Frontier Communications – still need to relocate their poles and equipment in some of the project areas. The contractor will return to finish pouring the sidewalks in these utility areas. For questions, please contact sidewalks@cityofgoleta.org or call the Construction Inspector, Daniel Anderson, at 805.869.3727.


The 9031 Old Town Sidewalk Improvement project includes constructing sidewalk on at least one side of each street north of Hollister Avenue between South Fairview Avenue and Mallard Avenue as well as on Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue. The new sidewalks will connect to existing sidewalk providing a continuous path of travel. There will also be drainage improvements, tree replacements, repaving, and the construction of 39 back-in angled parking spots on Magnolia Avenue (for a net increase of approximately 17 new parking spots). Watch this video to learn more about the project.

When this project is done, the safety improvements, livability and ability to recreate in Old Town will change dramatically. We are pleased the community will be able to enjoy the improvements for years to come.

Pictured: New paving, and paving in progress, on Mandarin Avenue in Old Town