Flooding at Highway 1 and 13th Street, Oceano
Flooding at Highway 1 and 13th Street, Oceano

Construction to Begin on Oceano Drainage Improvements

Author: Public Works
Date: 7/17/2019 9:52:34 AM

The County of San Luis Obispo Department of Public Works will begin construction of drainage improvements near the intersection of Highway 1 and 13th Street in Oceano. Work is scheduled to begin July 29, 2019 and continue into February 2020, dependent upon weather.


The project includes the installation of a new storm drain system, utility relocations, road paving, and minor sidewalk improvements. These improvements will reduce the chronic flooding at the Highway 1 and 13th Street intersection, as well as reduce flooding potential to residents in the Meadow Creek Lagoon area.  Runoff which has historically flooded the intersection will be routed to a new drainage basin southeast of the Oceano airport.

For the safety of the public and workers, traffic control cone delineation and flagging is anticipated. Motorists are advised to adjust their travel plans and consider alternate routes. Please see attached map for project location.

Raminha Construction, Inc. of Atascadero, has been awarded the contract for $4,016,992 to perform the work. The project is funded by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments State Highway Account, Community Development Block Grant, Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program, Services to Special Districts, Caltrans Minor Project Program, Oceano Community Service District Fund, County Road Fund, and a United States Department of Agriculture loan.

For more information, please contact Genaro Diaz at (805) 781-5279 or Michael Boyce at (805) 781-5264.