Goleta’s Old Town Sidewalk Project Begins Phase 3 of 5

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Goleta’s Old Town Sidewalk Project Begins Phase 3 of 5
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Pictured: Completed Magnolia Avenue with new back-in angled parking


Source: City of Goleta

The City of Goleta is pleased to report there is more parking and sidewalks in Old Town Goleta now that the first two phases of the Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project (CIP Project 9031) are complete. The sidewalks on Magnolia Avenue, Orange Avenue, Armitos Avenue, South Fairview Avenue, Aguila Avenue, and sections of Mandarin Avenue have been constructed and the base roadway paving work is complete. This also includes the addition of 39 back-in angled parking spaces on Magnolia Avenue north of Mandarin Avenue which adds much needed parking spaces in the residential neighborhood. Phase 3 is now underway! Final paving on the streets will occur at the end of the entire project for continuity of the paving surface.

Senior Project Engineer, James Winslow, PE said, “The contractor and construction management team have been doing a superb job 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 3 work on the remaining two sections of Mandarin Avenue as well as Gato Avenue. Work on Phase 3 is anticipated to be completed in early July. 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 Manager, Matt Davis, at 805.450.7949.

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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