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Public Works will re-open our front counter to the public on July 6 and start providing some modified services.  Our hours will be 8 – 5, with closure from 12 – 1:30 for sanitation. Masks are mandatory in our building, and we ask that you adhere to physical distancing protocol. We will have limited services at our front counter and will not be accepting drop in meetings.  Please contact 805-781-5252 to make an appointment with staff.  Bus passes can be purchased at the Kiosk on the corner of Osos and Palm or by phone via slorta.org. Follow us on Twitter @SLOCountyPWD for the latest updates.

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2018

“Mussel Dogs” help to stop Aquatic Hitchhikers
Date: 7/19/2018 3:11:13 PM
Boaters should be prepared for mussel dogs to help with boat inspections at local lakes.
*CORRECTION* Road Closure Due to Tree Removal at Prefumo Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo
Date: 10/2/2018 8:31:07 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be closing Prefumo Canyon Road on October 11, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the removal of branches from a tree that fell during the March 2018 rains.
2017-18 Asphalt Overlay Various Roads San Luis Obispo County
Date: 2/15/2018 11:36:26 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo is continuing to construct new pavement on various roads in Arroyo Grande and Nipomo.
2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Main Street and Burton Drive in Cambria
Date: 6/29/2018 2:59:41 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will continue into the next phase of resurfacing various roads in Cambria.
2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Various Roads to Begin in Nipomo
Date: 7/9/2018 3:20:29 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin resurfacing streets in the North Nipomo Mesa area. Work will begin July 16, 2018 and continue through August 3, 2018.
2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction to Begin on Various County Roads
Date: 5/17/2018 3:39:05 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to resurface the pavement on various roads beginning May 21, 2018 and is expected to be completed in August 2018. The work will include placing an asphalt slurry seal on approximately 66 miles of roadway. This project is part of the County’s annual pavement management program and will extend the life of the pavement.
2018 Shandon High School Drainage Improvements Project
Date: 8/1/2018 4:28:43 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of drainage improvements to the southwest corner of First Street and East Centre Street at the Shandon High School.
Asphalt Overlay Construction to begin on O’Donovan Road in Creston and Bennett Way in Templeton
Date: 6/29/2018 3:14:23 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to rehabilitate pavement beginning in mid July. The work will include removing and replacing failed pavement, followed by an overlay of asphalt, and reconstructing various roadside facilities such as dikes and shoulders.
Asphalt Overlay on Main Street, Templeton
Date: 8/28/2018 3:53:48 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to rehabilitate the pavement on Main Street in Templeton.
Avila Beach Drive Bridge Seismic Retrofit in Avila Beach
Date: 6/26/2018 3:14:56 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin a seismic retrofit project on the existing Avila Beach Drive bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek.
Avila Beach Drive Bridge Seismic Retrofit in Avila Beach, Ca
Date: 11/21/2018 4:06:51 PM
Work continues on retrofitting the existing bridge over San Luis Creek.
Bitterwater Valley Road Culvert Repair Construction to Begin
Date: 5/25/2018 3:42:05 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to make culvert and bank repairs on Bitterwater Valley Road at milepost 0.54. The culvert had been badly damaged due to heavy rains in the winter of 2017. Work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 and is expected to continue for approximately three weeks.
Board of Supervisors Adopts Road Paving Priority List for New Senate Bill 1 Revenues
Date: 5/1/2018 10:08:45 AM
On April 17, 2018 the Board of Supervisors took action approving the list of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 road paving projects for submittal to the California Transportation Commission required by the Road Repair and Accountability Act, Senate Bill 1 (SB1). The road segments have been selected from the five year asphalt overlay list of the Pavement Management Program. See link below.
Boundary Modification Request to the State for both Los Osos Valley and Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basins to go before Board of Supervisors
Date: 5/30/2018 3:03:44 PM
On June 5, 2018 the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider submitting boundary modification requests for each basin to the California Department of Water Resources.
Cloud Seeding Environmental Document Available for Public Review and Comment
Date: 3/1/2018 4:18:03 PM
The San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (District) is considering a new program that would increase the local water supply and the public has until March 20, 2018 to formally comment on a related environmental document.
Coastal Clean up Day 2018
Date: 8/28/2018 8:17:14 AM
Join us for Coastal Clean Up Day on September 15th! Find a clean up site near you.
Construction of Traffic Circle on South Tejas Place and Ida Place, Nipomo
Date: 4/11/2018 3:38:24 PM
The Department of Public Works will install a traffic circle at the intersection of South Tejas Place and Ida Place, Nipomo. This construction is in an effort to address speeding concerns.
Construction to begin for Air Park Drive Bridge Replacement in Oceano
Date: 6/14/2018 2:21:47 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of the Air Park Drive Bridge Replacement Project on June 25, 2018 and continue into early December 2018.
Construction to Impact Templeton Elementary/Middle School Traffic
Date: 9/20/2018 1:43:08 PM
Temporary closure of 8th Street west of Main Street in Templeton.
Cottontail Creek Road Closure
Date: 3/26/2018 4:52:13 PM
Cottontail Creek Road is closed to traffic approximately 3 miles west of Old Creek Road due to the failure of a 6 foot drainage culvert.
Current County Road Conditions
Date: 3/22/2018 2:53:29 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works is diligently responding to road conditions affected by the rainfall and has closed several roads due to flooding and mudslides.
Debris Removal on Chimney Rock Road at Milepost 12.5, Adelaida Area
Date: 7/3/2018 4:29:04 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to remove debris on Chimney Rock Road at Milepost 12.5. Work is scheduled to begin on Friday July 6, 2018. The work is required to clear the hillside slide event that occurred because of heavy rains in the winter of 2017.
El Camino Real at Santa Margarita Creek Proposed Bridge Replacement Community Meeting – June 29, 2018
Date: 6/29/2018 4:11:37 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will hold a Community meeting on Friday, July 6, 2018 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Santa Margarita Community Hall, about the proposed El Camino Real bridge replacement project.
Emergency Repair Work on Santa Rosa Creek Road
Date: 5/4/2018 3:04:10 PM
Due to storm damage occurring in March 2018, the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin emergency slope and bank repairs on Santa Rosa Creek Road, approximately 5 miles east of Cambria.
Installation of Dynamic Feedback Signs to Begin on Various County Roads
Date: 5/24/2018 1:16:05 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction to install 22 dynamic feedback signs at specific curves on the county road network. The project is federally funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program. Work is scheduled to start on May 29, 2018 and continue into late June 2018.
Lane Closure for Soil Sample Drilling on Prefumo Canyon Road in San Luis Obispo
Date: 10/29/2018 9:14:01 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be closing one lane of Prefumo Canyon Road on Thursday, November 8, 2018 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Local Agencies Awarded $5.8 Million to Support Local Groundwater Sustainability Planning
Date: 4/19/2018 3:23:55 PM
On April 4, 2018, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) awarded $5.8 million to local Groundwater Sustainability Agencies to help offset the costs to develop Groundwater Sustainability Plans (Plans) in five local groundwater basins, a key requirement of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).
Major Roofing Project at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library
Date: 6/5/2018 3:29:34 PM
A major roofing project will be underway at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library facility during the months of June and July. There is no expected impact to public use of the building during construction.
New Financial Assistance Program for Low-Income Los Osos Residents
Date: 1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
A new County program can help low-income Los Osos residents reduce their sewer bill by about 20 percent.
Partial Closure at Jack Creek Road Bridge in Templeton
Date: 7/23/2018 10:35:01 AM
The bridge on Jack Creek Road is routinely inspected by Caltrans to look at the major structural elements as well as other bridge features. The County is working with Caltrans to make recommended repairs. Traffic will be restricted to one lane until repairs have been completed.
Provide Input on Cayucos Vet’s Hall Design
Date: 1/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
The public is invited to comment on the proposed design for the Cayucos Vet’s Hall at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th at 6:30 PM at the Cayucos Elementary School.
Public Meeting to Explore Potential Modifications to the Los Osos Groundwater Basin Boundary
Date: 3/14/2018 2:53:52 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works invites basin users and interested community members to attend a meeting on the Los Osos Groundwater Basin characterization study and potential basin boundary modifications being explored in the non-adjudicated portions (i.e., “fringe areas”) of the Los Osos Groundwater Basin
REMINDER: Boundary Modification Request to the State for both Los Osos Valley and Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basins to go before Board of Supervisors
Date: 6/4/2018 3:24:12 PM
On June 5, 2018 the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors will consider submitting boundary modification requests for each basin to the California Department of Water Resources.
REMINDER: Public Workshop to Explore Potential Modifications to The Los Osos Groundwater Basin Boundary
Date: 3/23/2018 4:49:00 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works invites basin users and interested community members to attend a meeting on the Los Osos Groundwater Basin characterization study and potential basin boundary modifications being explored in the non-adjudicated portions (i.e., “fringe areas”) of the Los Osos Groundwater Basin
Reminder: Upcoming Paso Basin Cooperative Committee Public Workshop
Date: 5/17/2018 4:34:30 PM
The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee invites basin users and interested community members to attend its last public workshop on the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
REMINDER: Upcoming Public Workshop in regards to setting Groundwater Levels in the Paso Basin
Date: 10/5/2018 10:24:25 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo’s Groundwater Sustainability Agency invites basin users and interested community members to attend a public workshop regarding “sustainable management criteria”, including where to set ideal and acceptable groundwater levels for the Paso Basin in the Groundwater Sustainability Plan (Plan) as required by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Reminder: Upcoming Paso Basin Cooperative Committee Special Meetings and Public Workshops
Date: 5/8/2018 2:48:07 PM
The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee invites basin users and interested community members to attend a series of public workshops on the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony August 28, 2018 - Los Osos Valley Road Project
Date: 8/21/2018 2:50:38 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works announces the completion of the Underground Utility District No. 28 – Los Osos Valley Road Project. The Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Los Osos Oaks State Reserve parking lot, east of the intersection of Los Osos Valley Road and Palomino Drive, in Los Osos.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Price Canyon Road Bike Lane Project
Date: 5/14/2018 9:33:00 AM
Public Works announces the ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently completed Price Canyon Road Phase II Bike Lane Project from Ormonde Road to Highway 227. The event will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Trinity Hall on SR 227, just north of the Price Canyon Road/SR 227 intersection (6565 Edna Road, San Luis Obispo).
ROAD CLOSURE CANCELED - PREFUMO CANYON ROAD, SAN LUIS OBISPO
Date: 7/31/2018 8:41:26 AM
Cancellation of Prefumo Canyon Road closure
Road Closure Due to Tree Removal at Prefumo Canyon Road, San Luis Obispo
Date: 7/26/2018 4:36:16 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be closing Prefumo Canyon Road on August 15, 2018 between 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m for the removal of a tree stump that fell during March rains last spring.
Road Construction Roadway Slope Embankment Repair at Alamo Creek Road
Date: 12/20/2018 3:24:36 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be performing roadway slope repair at Alamo Creek Road off State Highway 166. Work will begin Wednesday, December 26, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Roadside tree trimming and vegetation removal in Cambria
Date: 6/21/2018 10:28:38 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works has begun routine tree trimming and vegetation removal alongside County-maintained roads in Cambria.
Roadway Slope Embankment Repair at Klau Mine Road
Date: 12/10/2018 2:22:17 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be performing roadway slope repair at Klau Mine Road in Adelaida. Work will begin Monday, December 17, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Work will continue into mid-January, dependent upon the weather.
Route 58 Crosswalk Improvements, Santa Margarita
Date: 8/3/2018 4:23:09 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin crosswalk improvements at the intersection of Highway 58 and Encina Avenue in Santa Margarita.
Salinas River Flowing “Live Stream”
Date: 3/22/2018 1:58:45 PM
At 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works confirmed the Salinas River was flowing a “live stream” from the Salinas Reservoir Dam (Santa Margarita Lake) to the Nacimiento River junction, north of the San Luis Obispo County line.
Santa Maria Groundwater Basin Boundary Modifications Public Meeting
Date: 3/30/2018 7:49:44 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works invites the public and interested community members to attend a presentation on the proposed boundary modifications to the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin (“Basin”) within the Non-Adjudicated Portions (i.e., “Fringe Areas”) of the Basin.
Santa Maria Groundwater Basin Study Public Meeting
Date: 2/16/2018 10:43:30 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works invites the public and interested community members to attend a presentation on the findings of a groundwater basin characterization and boundary modification study of the Non-Adjudicated Portions (i.e., “Fringe Areas”) of the Santa Maria Groundwater Basin.
Stair Tower Maintenance at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library
Date: 11/6/2018 8:26:35 AM
Maintenance work on the stair tower at the San Luis Obispo City/County Library is scheduled to occur this coming weekend. The work will require the front entry courtyard to be barricaded off on Saturday, November 10, 2018 through Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Temporary Changes to Drinking Water Disinfectant for Five-Cities Area
Date: 10/25/2018 3:35:12 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo, Department of Public Works, wants drinking water customers in Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Pismo Beach, Oceano, Avila Beach, and Port San Luis to know that, from October 29 through November 19, 2018, the disinfectant used to treat drinking water will temporarily change from a blended chlorine to a free chlorine.
Temporary Closure of Highway 101 On-Ramp and Off-Ramp at Main Street, Templeton
Date: 12/7/2018 4:21:08 PM
These closures are necessary to allow for resurfacing on Main Street.
Temporary Lane Closures at Main Street and Vineyard Drive, Templeton
Date: 12/24/2018 2:51:41 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works continues to construct pavement overlay on Main Street, in Templeton.
Temporary Road Closure for Removal of Temporary Bridge on Cottontail Creek Road in Cayucos
Date: 9/25/2018 4:55:06 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will be completing repairs to two large damaged culverts, by mid October.
UPCOMING PASO BASIN COOPERATIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: 10/12/2018 2:59:15 PM
The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee invites groundwater users and interested community members to attend their upcoming meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.
Upcoming Paso Basin Cooperative Committee Special Meetings and Public Workshops
Date: 4/19/2018 2:59:28 PM
The Paso Basin Cooperative Committee invites basin users and interested community members to attend a series of public workshops on the development of a Groundwater Sustainability Plan for the Paso Robles Groundwater Basin in accordance with the requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.
UPDATE 2017-18 Surface Treatment Construction on Main Street and Burton Drive in Cambria
Date: 7/2/2018 10:07:28 AM
The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will continue into the next phase of resurfacing various roads in Cambria.
Update: San Juan Creek Pedestrian Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Shandon
Date: 1/24/2018 2:01:34 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo District 1 Supervisor and Department of Public Works will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for the San Juan Creek Pedestrian Bridge.

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