City of Morro Bay begins construction on Transit Hub Improvement Project

March 7, 2023
The project will provide upgrades to frontage and transit facilities at the City Park.  

The city of Morro Bay has contracted with G. Sosa Construction Inc. of Santa Maria, Calif., for the Transit Hub Improvement Project, which will provide upgrades to frontage and transit facilities at the City Park. Construction will begin the week of March 6 and continue into late April - early May. Construction will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Most construction will be on the City Park side of Harbor Street, from Morro Bay Boulevard to Piney Way, with some street work to conclude at the end of the project.

The work includes removal and replacement of sidewalk, curb, gutter, fencing, lighting, trees and the removal of the existing bus shelter to be replaced with two new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant shelters. The project will also include some street work and reinstallation of affected traffic striping.

The improvements will promote safe pedestrian access and visibility for vehicles and waiting passengers. They are also needed for compliance with transit agency guidance and current ADA requirements. The existing transit stop will be temporarily relocated to the other side of City Park on westbound Morro Bay Boulevard in some of the street parking areas. The relocated stop will be marked with temporary bus loading and unloading signage. Additional signage will be placed near the existing shelter to direct people to the relocated stop on Morro Bay Boulevard.