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State Transportation Commission writing huge checks for new road projects on Central, South Coasts

The State Transportation Commission has approved more than $100 million in new funding for projects in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties.

The state’s latest funding plan for transportation includes some major projects on the Central and South Coasts.

The California Transportation Commission approved spending $61 million to replace the paving on a section of Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County. The project calls for rehabilitating the roadway on the Gaviota coastline from Gaviota Beach State Park to the Old Coast Highway.

There’s $25 million to replace the Highway 101/San Jose Creek Bridge near Highway 217 in Goleta.

And, the $2.2 billion statewide spending plan includes money for improvements to make roads and streets more accessible in the Pismo Beach area. $14.7 million has been allocated for curb ramps, widening shoulders, and adding bike lanes along parts of Highway 1.

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.