The County Board of Supervisor’s awarded the $321,910 construction contract to D-Kal Engineering on August 2, 2011. The project includes construction of a decomposed granite pathway, drainage improvements, curb ramps and landscaping on the west side of San Ysidro Road between North Jameson Lane and Montecito Union Elementary School. Construction hours are 7am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Project funding is provided by the Federal Safe Routes to Schools grant program and South Coast Measure A, Alternative Transportation.
First District Supervisor Salud Carbajal states, “The construction of this pathway, which was made possible through a federal Safe Routes to School grant, will be a significant enhancement to the safety of children walking to school, as well as other pedestrians in Montecito. It is the result of a partnership between Montecito Union School, the greater Montecito community, the County, and other stakeholders, which achieves these significant safety improvements, while maintaining the rural character of Montecito.”
Public Works Department officials thank the public and motorists for their patience and cooperation during the construction of this project.