Goleta to Unveil Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project

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Goleta to Unveil Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project
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Source: City of Goleta

The public is invited to attend the City of Goleta’s ribbon cutting of the new sidewalk and other improvements on Fairview Avenue between the Goleta Valley Library and Fairview Gardens on Thursday, August 1 at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Goleta Valley Library (500 N. Fairview Ave).

The Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill at Stow Canyon Road Project added 370 feet of new sidewalk on the east side of Fairview Avenue fronting the Goleta Valley Library and Fairview Gardens. It also widened Fairview Avenue to include a second northbound travel lane and a 5-foot wide bicycle lane. Additionally, a pedestrian crosswalk was installed along Stow Canyon Road that has ADA compliant curb ramps.

In January 2019 the City Council awarded a construction contract to Lash Construction, Inc. Work began in February 2019 and was completed in May 2019. Funding for design and construction was through a Measure A Safe Routes to School grant that staff secured. Additional funding came from Measure A local funds and Goleta Transportation Improvement Program funds.

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Luvaduck Jul 31, 2019 03:08 PM
Goleta to Unveil Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project

Since American drivers sit on the left side of the car, I would've been a good idea to make a drive-thro btw the street and the sidewalk that allowed the driver to return books w/o opening the car door into the street and getting out. It would also be a good idea to make that curb a painted "loading zone" to show the dull and/or narcissitic among us that parking & blocking the book returns isn't OK. (You wouldn't think that would be necessary, would you!)

a-1569315357 Jul 30, 2019 10:49 AM
Goleta to Unveil Fairview Avenue Sidewalk Infill Project

It's nice to have the continuity of two lanes and the sidewalk is OK, but the project was completed in May. And this is a project that should have been done decades ago. I'm all for celebrating exceptional infrastructure projects, but does this really deserve a ribbon cutting two months after completion?

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