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Popular Central Coast highway getting a little too popular

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A virtual meeting will provide an overview of proposals to ease traffic on an increasingly busy Central Coast highway.

Virtual meeting set to talk about options for popular San Luis Obispo County alternative to Highway 101.

A popular Central Coast highway often used by commuters to bypass Highway 101 traffic is becoming crowded itself, and efforts are underway to try to come up with a plan to deal with the issue.

Commuters have been using Highway 227 to skirt traffic on Highway 101 between the Five Cities area and San Luis Obispo. A study is recommending improvements to five key intersections on the corridor. The idea is to do work as funding becomes available, starting at the Highway 227-Los Ranchos Road intersection.

The San Luis Obispo County Department of Public Works, Caltrans, and the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments are partners in the effort. They are holding a virtual zoom meeting Tuesday night beginning at 6 to update the community on the efforts.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.