Thank you to everyone who showed their appreciation to our outstanding Public Works Team during National Public Works Week (May 21 – 27)! On Wednesday, May 24, we held a special Public Works Week celebration at the Camino Real Marketplace. It was fun to see all the faces of people who came by to meet our Goleta Public Works team and partner agencies. It was especially wonderful to see local kids having fun learning about Public Works. They enjoyed fishing, painting fire hydrants, checking out construction equipment, and even got to ride the MarBorg truck.
The Goleta Public Works Department has had many achievements over the past year, including:
- Construction of Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon Crosswalk on Calle Real near Encina Lane.
- Installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at three school zone locations.
- Vegetation removal at various locations.
- Resurfaced or paved nearly four center lane miles of pavement.
- New City-wide Edible Food Recovery program and new Commercial Food Scraps Recycling program as part of SB 1383.
- Beautify Goleta community clean-up events.
Upcoming Public Works projects include:
- Implementation of the Ellwood Monarch Butterfly Management Plan.
- Hollister Avenue Interim Striping Project will improve pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle safety in the corridor, and increase parking.
- Hollister Avenue Bridge Project will replace the existing bridge and complete the channel widening south of the bridge thereby allowing greater flood water conveyance capacity.
- Hollister Class 1 Bike Path Lighting.
- Ekwill and Fowler Road Extensions Project will construct major improvements which will greatly enhance circulation in Old Town for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.
- Construction to begin on San Jose Creek Bike Path – Middle Extent.
- Crosswalk construction at Calle Real/Fairview Center.
We are so grateful for the essential work this dedicated group of 28 staff members does year-round to keep our city running. Learn more about our Goleta Public Works Department here.
Pictured above: Goleta Public Works staff members; pictured below: photos from the May 24 event