Pavement Cut Moratorium

On March 6, 2018 the City Council adopted Ordinance O-2018-003 adding Chapter 12.36: Pavement Cut Moratorium to the Municipal Code in order to protect the City's investment in its infrastructure, and to preserve the life of our streets. 

Section 12.36.030 states "permission to excavate in roadways shall not be granted for five (5) years after the completion date of roadway construction or maintenance, including but not limited to an overlay, chip seal, slurry seal coatings, micro paving, or other maintenance of the roadway surface. Utilities shall plan well enough in advance to determine alternate methods for making necessary repairs to avoid excavating in newly resurfaced roadways." A chart of streets that is covered by the moratorium is shown below.

Streets Covered by Moratorium

Street Limits Expiration Date
Addie Street End to Cypress
6/19/2023
Bello Street Wadsworth to US 101
6/19/2023
Cypress Street Pomeroy to Hinds
10/31/2022
Cypress Street Stimson to Hinds
6/16/2025
Cypress Street San Luis to Wadsworth
6/16/2025
Hinds Avenue End to Cypress
10/31/2022
Hinds Avenue Cypress to Dolliver
6/16/2025
James Way Oak Park to Effie
6/16/2025
Park Avenue End to Cypress
6/19/2023
Pomeroy Avenue End to Cypress
10/31/2022
Seacliff Drive Paddock to Baker
12/1/2023
Shell Beach Road Cliff Avenue to Terrace Avenue
4/1/2026
Terrace Avenue Along the frontage of Shell Beach Elementary
4/20/2027
Wadsworth Avenue Price Street to Dolliver Street
5/3/2021
Wadsworth Avenue Judkins Middle School to Boosinger Park
6/16/2025
*Requires rubberized asphalt    

Anticipated or Current Work

Street Limits Construction Date
Capanna Court West end to Highland Drive
Beginning Summer 2022
Capanna Street Highland Drive to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Christine Way Dugan Drive to Norma Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Cima De Colina Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Clydell Court West end to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Clydell Way Highland Drive to El Viento Beginning Summer 2022
Coral Circle Highland Drive to the end Beginning Summer 2022
Coral Court West end to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Crest Drive Skyline Drive to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Dugan Drive Houston Way to Margo Way Beginning Summer 2022
Effie Way Dugan Drive to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Elaine Way Dugan Drive to Norma Drive Beginning Summer 2022
El Viento Whitecap Street to Ventana Drive Beginning Summer 2022
El Viento Ventana Drive to east end Beginning Summer 2022
Frances Way Norma Drive to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Highland Drive North City limit to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Houston Way Dugan Drive to Norma Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Irish Way Shamrock Lane (N) to Shamrock Lane (S) Beginning Summer 2022
La Colima La Floricita to La Puesta del Sol Beginning Summer 2022
La Floricita  El Viento to La Puesta del Sol Beginning Summer 2022
La Garza West end to Ventana Drive Beginning Summer 2022
La Gaviota El Viento to Ventana Drive Beginning Summer 2022
La Gaviota Ventana Drive to El Viento Beginning Summer 2022
La Puesta del Sol La Gaviota to east end Beginning Summer 2022
Limerick Lane Shamrock Lane (N) to Shamrock Lane (S) Beginning Summer 2022
Margo Way Dugan Drive to Norma Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Mattie Road West end at City Limits to Price Street Beginning Summer 2022
Miguelito Lane Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Morgan Drive North City Limit to El Viento Beginning Summer 2022
Norma Drive West end to Margo Way Beginning Summer 2022
Oakwood Drive Shamrock Lane to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Ocean Boulevard West end to end near Placentia Avenue Beginning Summer 2022
Panorama Drive Shamrock Lane to Ridge Road Beginning Summer 2022
Price Street Dolliver Street to Hwy 101 Beginning Summer 2022
Princessa Lane Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Rancho Pismo Drive North end to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Reef Court  West end to Coral Court Beginning Summer 2022
Ridge Road East City Limit to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Santos Way Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Shamrock Lane Ridge Road to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Shamrock Lane James Way to Irish Way Beginning Summer 2022
Skyline Drive Summit Drive to Crest Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Solar Way Price Canyon Road to Bello Street Beginning Summer 2022
Summit Drive Skyline Drive to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Surf Street Valley View Drive to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Valley View Drive Coral Court to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Valley View Drive El Viento to Ventana Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Ventana Drive North City limit to James Way Beginning Summer 2022
Villa Court  West end to Capanna Street Beginning Summer 2022
Vincente Court Clydell Court to South end Beginning Summer 2022
Vista Pacifica Circle James Way (N) to James Way (S) Beginning Summer 2022
Wadsworth Avenue Price Street to Northeast End (Heights) Beginning Summer 2022
Wave Avenue Valley View Drive to Highland Drive Beginning Summer 2022
Whitecap Street  Valley View Drive to Ventana Drive Beginning Summer 2022
White Oak Boulevard Oakwood Drive to Ridge Road Beginning Summer 2022

Exceptions to this moratorium may be permitted at the discretion of the Public Works Director/City Engineer in the following situations:

1. Emergencies which endanger life, property or public health and safety.
2. Interruption of essential utility service.
3. Work that is mandated by city, state, or federal legislation.
4. Unforeseen circumstances where the financial burden outweighs the benefit to the roadway infrastructure.
5. Other situations deemed by the Public Works Director/City Engineer to be in the best interest of the general public.

A. To excavate within a roadway within five (5) years of the completion date, a waiver must be obtained. To request a waiver, the applicant must submit a written request to the Director of Public Works/City Engineer. The request must include:

1. The location of the excavation.
2. Description of the work to be performed.
3. A statement from the applicant setting forth good cause for why the work was not performed before the roadway was resurfaced.
4. A statement from the applicant setting forth good cause for why the work cannot be deferred until after the five (5) year period.
5. A statement from the applicant setting forth good cause for why the work cannot be performed at another location.

For more information, contact the Engineering Division at (805) 773-4656.