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Mission Avenue Improvement Project Commences

Oceanside CA-  As part of the Oceanside Downtown Renaissance, the Mission Avenue Improvements Project Downtown has started.  Workers from LSI Road Marking of El Cajon, began the road re-striping process on Seagaze Drive. LSI is using a sandblaster to remove the striping due to the roads chip seal overlay. In the hands of a skilled sandblaster, the high pressure nozzle takes about one minute to remove the lines from one parking stall using a mixture of silica sand, metal flakes and water.

This project began in April of 2009, when the City’s Redevelopment Agency started the process to enhance the gateway into Downtown Oceanside. Mission Avenue between Horne Street and Coast Highway is scheduled for a renovation beginning October 24, 2013, and ending early summer 2014. The project will convert Mission Avenue, a four lane two-way street to a two lane, one-way westbound street. Seagaze Drive, one block south of Mission Avenue, will be converted to a one-way eastbound route, creating a one-way couplet system in the Downtown area. Other project components include widened sidewalks, new landscaping, new street lighting, and enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities.