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Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Project

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Old Town Sidewalk Improvements Project broke ground on March 2, 2020!
See map below for project schedule.
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Watch a video about the project here from Senior Project Manager James Winslow.

The long-awaited Old Town Sidewalk Improvements Project will break ground on March 2, 2020. The announcement was made on February 13, 2020, at an Open House Kick-Off event held at Nectarine Park in Old Town. City Staff, the construction manager, contractor and community leaders were present to talk to community members and answer questions about the project which is expected to take approximately nine months to complete. View the full press release here.

To learn more about this project, email, or call the Construction Manager at 805.450.7949.

Previous outreach messages:

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Current Phase

Construction broke ground on March 2, 2020, and is currently in Phase 4 out of 5. 


The Old Town Sidewalk Improvement Program will construct a network of sidewalks along at least one side of the streets in the residential areas of Old Town. The project will assess sidewalk deficiencies, create a prioritization plan, and install sidewalk improvements north of Hollister Avenue from South Fairview Avenue to Kinman Avenue as well as Pine Avenue south of Hollister Avenue.

View our fact sheet in English and Spanish.  

View an update to City Council at the October 1, 2019, meeting here.

Purpose and Need

The project will provide for pedestrian access within Old Town Goleta by completing missing sections of sidewalk. These links will connect residents to and from Hollister Avenue to businesses and transportation lines or points south of Hollister to the commercial and light industrial areas.

Strategic Plan Goals

  • To maintain and improve City-wide facilities, roads and traffic circulation.
  • Return Old Town to the Vital Center of the City.
  • Maintain a safe community.

Funding Sources

The City was recently awarded an Active Transportation Planning (ATP) Grant for $2.224 million for the project. An additional $555 thousand will be applied as the local match from the Measure A local funds and Goleta Transportation Improvement Program (GTIP).

An additional $1.9 million will be applied as the local match from the Measure A, Goleta Transportation Development Fees, and General Fund.

Project Accomplishments/Completion

Environmental Document - Final Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)

Community Workshops

  • March 22, 2018
  • November 1, 2017 – City Open House
  • August 30, 2017
  • May 6, 2017 – Bicycle & Pedestrian Walking Tour


James Winslow, Sr. Project Engineer

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