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Repaving project set to begin for heavily used portion of Highway 1 on Central Coast

A section of Highway 1 in Oceano which is set to be repaved, and undergo other improvements.

Work will improve sections of the highway in Oceano, Grover Beach, and Pismo Beach.

Work is set to begin on a project to repave, and modernize a heavily used section of Highway 1 on the Central Coast. The work was delayed by bad weather, but it's now expected to start by the end of the month.

The project includes a seven mile stretch of the highway in Oceano, Grover Beach, and Pismo Beach. The parts of the highway involved start at Valley Road in Oceano, and extends to the Highway 1/101 interchange in Pismo Beach.

The $13 million project is being paid for with a combination of federal and state funding.

It includes repaving the highway, adding new concrete retaining walls, improving lighting and traffic lights, and making intersections ADA compliant for those with disabilities. Motorists can expect delays of up to 20 minutes.

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.