Santa Maria leaders provide update on Betteravia construction

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The City of Santa Maria is moving to the next phase of the construction project on the Highway 101 and Betteravia Road interchange.

The city says it's now set to work on the thin surface road seal, add a new signal head for the right- turn lane coming to the top of the southbound Highway 101 offramp, and apply new lane striping and pavement markers.

A replacement traffic signal arm is coming above Betteravia in hopes of improving traffic flow on to the northbound Highway 101 onramp.

The work comes as the city tries to keep up with the growing traffic along the Enos Ranch retail corridor.

Work began at the end of June.

The $900,000 project is being paid for by revenue from the state gas tax.

The city expects the project to finish by mid-to-late August.

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