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 Treatment Expiration Date
Addie Street End to Cypress
Grind and Overlay
6/19/2023
Baker Avenue Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Bello Street Intersection at Wadsworth
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Bello Street Price Canyon Rd to End
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Bello Street Wadsworth to US 101
Grind and Overlay
6/19/2023
Coburn Lane Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Cypress Street Pomeroy to Hinds
Grind and Overlay
10/31/2022
Cypress Street Stimson to Hinds Grind and Overlay
6/16/2025
Cypress Street San Luis to Wadsworth Grind and Overlay
6/16/2025
Hinds Avenue End to Cypress
Grind and Overlay
10/31/2022
Hinds Avenue Cypress to Dolliver Grind and Overlay
6/16/2025
James Way 2 James Way to Shamrock
Grind and Overlay
5/8/2022
James Way Oak Park to Effie Grind and Overlay
6/16/2025
Longview Avenue *Wadsworth to End
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Merced Street Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Naomi Avenue *Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Paddock Avenue Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Park Avenue End to Cypress
Grind and Overlay
6/19/2023
PD Parking Lot Entire Surface
Slurry Seal
2/7/2022
Pomeroy Avenue End to Cypress
Grind and Overlay
10/31/2022
Ruby Court *Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Seacliff Drive Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Seacliff Drive Paddock to Baker
Slurry Seal
12/1/2023
Shell Beach Road Cliff Avenue to Terrace Avenue Grind and Overlay
4/1/2026
Shoreline Drive Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Terrace Avenue Entire Street
Grind and Overlay
2/7/2022
Wadsworth Avenue Price Street to Dolliver Street Grind and Overlay
5/3/2021
Wadsworth Avenue Judkins Middle School to Boosinger Park Grind and Overlay
6/16/2025
*Requires rubberized asphalt      

Anticipated or Current Work

Street Limits Treatment Construction Date
Capanna Court West end to Highland Drive
Pending design, light to heavy maintenance
Fall 2021
Capanna Street Highland Drive to James Way Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Cima De Colina Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Clydell Way Highland Drive to El Viento Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Coral Circle Highland Drive to the end Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Coral Court West end to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
El Viento Whitecap Street to Ventana Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
El Viento Ventana Drive to east end Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Highland Drive North City limit to James Way Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Colima La Floricita to La Puesta del Sol Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Floricita  El Viento to La Puesta del Sol Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Garza West end to Ventana Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Gaviota El Viento to Ventana Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Gaviota Ventana Drive to El Viento Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
La Puesta del Sol La Gaviota to east end Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Mattie Road West end at City Limits to Price Street Light rehabilitation, grind and overlay Fall 2021
Miguelito Lane Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Morgan Drive North City Limit to El Viento Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Ocean Boulevard West end to end near Placentia Avenue Light rehabilitation, grind and overlay Fall 2021
Princessa Lane Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Rancho Pismo Drive North end to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Reef Court  West end to Coral Court Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Santos Way Clydell Court to Rancho Pismo Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Surf Street Valley View Drive to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Valley View Drive Coral Court to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Valley View Drive El Viento to Ventana Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Ventana Drive North City limit to 100’ north of James Way Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Ventana Drive 100’ north of James Way to James Way Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Villa Court  West end to Capanna Street Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Vincente Court Clydell Court to South end Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Wave Avenue Valley View Drive to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Whitecap Street  Valley View Drive to Highland Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021
Whitecap Street  Highland Drive to Ventana Drive Pending design, light to heavy maintenance Fall 2021

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.