Twin Lakes improvement project in full swing

LIVE OAK — Work is progressing on a project in Live Oak to improve beach access at Twin Lakes State Beach.

Running between 5th and 7th avenues, the project, which got underway in September, realigns the street to improve parking, adds bicycle lanes and sidewalks, create more pedestrian beach access, add benches, reclaims public right-of-way for public benefit, adds coastal access for the disabled, and stabilizes the roadway while protecting the beachfront character and natural surroundings.

“This project will significantly improve coastal access for all visitors to Twin Lakes State Beach by improving safety and access for pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles and people with disabilities. We are all eager to see this project move forward,” Supervisor Ryan Coonerty said.

The project area also provides a link for both the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail and the California Coastal Trail and represents the last redevelopment project funded by the county’s former redevelopment agency, following the 2012 dissolution of redevelopment agencies across California.

The project — which will be built by Graniterock under a $4.7 million contract – is the result of efforts by the county, the neighborhood, the Port District, California State Parks and the California Coastal Commission.

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