Bicyclists and pedestrians are enjoying the new improvements of the completed Fairview Avenue / US 101 Intersection Sidewalk Infill Project. The project took less than six weeks to complete and constructed new sidewalk to fill the sidewalk gap along the north side of S. Fairview Avenue leading to the signalized intersection at the northbound US 101 off-ramp.
Goleta Public Works Director Charlie Ebeling said, “We are committed to making Goleta a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly city. This area along Fairview Avenue had a gap in the sidewalk that had been there for many years and we are happy to see it complete and being used by our residents. We are excited to continue making these safety improvements around the City – the Old Town Sidewalk Project is also nearly finished and there are more projects in the works.”
The project consisted of the reconstruction of existing sidewalk necessary to conform to the existing bicycle and pedestrian ramp connecting Fairview Avenue and Calle Real. The City also recently started design on another directly related project to add a pedestrian signal crosswalk on Calle Real near Cajun Kitchen Café.
The City secured Measure A grant funding for the project and is excited to have completed construction. Santa Barbara County Association of Governments (SBCAG) is the administrator of Measure A, a local transportation sales tax measure that was approved by 79% of Santa Barbara. Information on Measure A is available at www.measurea.net. The City awarded the project to Lash Construction, and MNS Engineers provided construction oversight for the City.