Construction of New Sidewalks Nears Finish Line in Old Town Goleta

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Source: City of Goleta

The City of Goleta is pleased to announce that construction on the sidewalk and parking project in Old Town Goleta (CIP Project 9031) is proceeding along successfully. The contractor is working on Phase 4 out of 5 phases. Utility work by Southern California Edison (SCE), Frontier Communications, Cox Communications, and Goleta Water District (GWD) will take place in August and will impact area residents. The work is needed to complete the project and the City’s construction management team, contractor, and utilities are working to minimize the impacts to the residents during construction. SCE and GWD will be providing notifications to the residents with the work details prior to starting their work.

The sidewalks on Magnolia Avenue, Orange Avenue, Armitos Avenue, South Fairview Avenue, Aguila Avenue, Gato Avenue, and sections of Mandarin Avenue have been constructed and the base roadway paving work is complete. Phase 4 is underway, including sidewalk and retaining curbs on the east side of Pine Avenue.

Final paving on the streets will occur at the end of the entire project for continuity of the paving surface. More details will be provided as we approach this work, anticipated to take approximately four days.

Senior Project Engineer, James Winslow, PE said, “The contractor and construction management team continue to perform admirably with construction, traffic control, and resident interactions, all while under the strain of the mandatory COVID-19 orders. The improvements in Old Town are much needed, and we are excited to be entering the final phases and wrapping up the overall paving in the coming months.”

The contractor has started Phase 4 work on the northern section of Nectarine Avenue, the southern section of Orange Avenue, and Pine Avenue. Work on Phase 4 is anticipated to be completed in August. Additional project information, including a map of the proposed project phases, can be found on our City website at https://tinyurl.com/GoletaOTSW.

Thank you for your continued patience and support as we construct the sidewalk, drainage, and roadway improvements in Old Town. For questions, please contact [email protected] or call the Construction Management Inspector, Daniel Anderson, at 805.869.3727.

Background

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.

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AshR1 Aug 07, 2020 11:31 PM
Construction of New Sidewalks Nears Finish Line in Old Town Goleta

It's impossible to drive down Mandarin with another vehicle coming in the opposite direction. With vehicles parking on the sides of the street plus the new sidewalks there is not enough room for two way traffic. Did anyone measure the amount of space necessary for two vehicles to safety pass by each other without one having to pull over into an empty spot just to let the other pass by?

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