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SLO divided over which road to take on Broad Street project

By   /   Monday, August 30th, 2010  /   Comments Off on SLO divided over which road to take on Broad Street project

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Some members of the San Luis Obispo business community are hoping to drive Measure H — a ballot proposal to stop the planned extension of Prado Road to Broad Street — right into a dead-end.

The City Council approved the road extension in a 3-2 vote, but Measure H now puts the decision in voters’ hands come November.

Its proponents say it gives voters an opportunity to preserve four acres of land for recreation and safeguard the connection between the South Hills open space and the Damon-Garcia Sports Fields. If it passes, the measure would stop the construction of an elevated, four-lane truck-route highway and a large concrete bridge within the sports field site, proponents say, thereby protecting those who use the sports complex from added noise and air pollution.

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