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Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Report Says There Are Issues With New Road On Central Coast

Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014 2:22pm


A new Santa Barbara County Grand Jury report says there are problems with an intersection for a long sought new traffic artery in the Santa Maria Valley which just opened a few months ago.

After receiving a complaint from the public, the Grand Jury looked at visibility concerns at an intersection on the new Union Valley Parkway, which provides a key to east-west artery in the region.

The report says that due to a setback for a crosswalk, and stop sign at the intersection of the parkway, and California Boulevard, vehicles can’t get a clear view of cross traffic, and must creep into the intersection.

The Grand Jury says while it would slow the flow of traffic through the intersection, the City of Santa Maria should look at installation of a four way stop at the intersection.  It’s also suggesting signs be installed on Union Valley Parkway to warn people of the upcoming intersection.


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