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Santa Maria 101 Widening Complete

There was a recent ribbon cutting and celebration for the $29 Million widening of 101 through Santa Maria to 6 lanes. This project always made me scratch my head as I’ve never experienced traffic congestion in that area when it was 4 lanes. The following was the purpose of this project from the California Department of Transportation website…

“This project will reduce congestion and provide additional traffic capacity on U.S. Route 101 from the Santa Maria Way interchange to the State Route 135 (Broadway) interchange and reduce associated traffic congestion on the adjacent arterial streets.”

What was also interesting that Senator Maldonado and Assembly Blakeslee both spoke at this celebration. Shouldn’t these two be in Sacramento working on the budget crisis?? I would be a lot happier if they were meeting with local school district administrators to try to figure out how to keep the level of education we have today with less available money.

Written by Keith Byrd - Go to Keith's Website/Profile