Avila Beach Drive at Highway 101 Interchange
Reconfigure the US 101 and Avila Beach Drive Interchange to reduce delay.
The 30-day review and comment period for the proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration begins on January 6, 2020 and ends on February 5, 2020. Written comments must be received by 5:00 P.M. on the last day of the review period and should be addressed to: Matthew Willis, Environmental Specialist, [email protected], County Government Center, Room 206, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408.
Avila Valley Advisory Council Meetings
January 13, 2020 - Avila Valley Advisory Council meeting (Invitation) (Project Comments/Responses)
November 14, 2022 - Avila Valley Advisory Council meeting
The five-legged intersection of the southbound ramp, Avila Beach Drive, and Shell Beach Road experiences significant congestion during peak hours, especially during weekend peak period. The general increase in traffic, coupled with the anticipated future traffic from planned projects in the area, is forecast to degrade this intersection to a Level Of Service 'F' by 2032. To reduce this congestion and maximize efficiency, the project will:
- replace the stop-controls at the southbound ramp and Shell Beach Road intersection with a single-lane roundabout
- install traffic calming features approaching the roundabout, including along the northbound off-ramp
- provide a park-and-ride lot with bus stop
Estimated Construction Cost: $9 million to $13 million
For questions or additional information please contact the Project Manager, Aaron Yonker, PE via [email protected] or phone: (805) 781-4644.
Phase 1 - Project Initiation and Scoping - Complete
The completion of this project initiation phase establishes the project's purpose & need, provides scope approval, and allows for project development to begin. For more information see the PSR-PDS.
Date of Completion: May 2016
Phase 2 - Project Approval and Environmental Document
Completion of this project approval phase completes the required environmental documents and allows final design phase to begin. For more information see PA&ED.
Date of Completion: June 2020
Phase 3 - Final Design
The goal of this phase is to finalize the design. Funding for this stage consists of approximately $950,000 regional federal funds.
Estimated Date of Completion: Spring 2023
Phase 4 - Construction
Following the completion of the Final Design Phase, this project will be publicly bid for construction. It is anticipated that a contract will be awarded by late Summer 2023, initiating the Construction Phase.
Estimated Date of Completion: Summer 2025
Contact Public Works via web form, email, or call us at (805) 781-5252.