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Central Coast City To Revamp Major City Corridor

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A Central Coast city is moving ahead with a major program to improve its most heavily used street.

Pismo Beach will reconstruct 18 blocks of Shell Beach Road. It’s in the city’s downtown area.

Plans call for adding a walking and bicycling path, upgrading water lines, and putting utilities underground in the scenic area.

There will also be new crosswalks, trees, and the addition of a parking lot for the popular visitor’s area. The city has been working on the concept for more than a decade.

Work on the nearly $13 million dollar streetscape project is expected to start in August.

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.