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    Ventura County Public Works Agency completes phase two of the Potrero Road Bike Lane Project

    Completion of the project will create wider roads for Class II bike lanes on both sides of the roadway

    The Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Roads and Transportation (VCPWA-RT) celebrated the completion of both project phases of the Potrero Road Bike Lane Project with a ribbon cutting on Sept. 10 which was attended by Supervisor Parks as well as a select few members of the project due to Covid-19 restrictions.

    As a part of the project, the first phase, which was completed in December 2019, consisted of widening from the intersection of Potrero Road and Trentwood Drive northbound towards bridge #231 for 1.3 miles to create Class II bike lanes on both sides of the road.  It also restriped 0.6 miles to the Thousand Oaks city limit.  The second phase of construction began in May 2020 and extended the widening another 1.5 miles to Hidden Valley Road.  Phase 2 widened both sides of Bridge #231 and was completed last month.

    “The completed construction on both phases of the project will assist in providing 5.6 miles of new bike lanes,” said David Fleisch, Director of the VCPWA-RT. “Both motorists and bicyclists can enjoy using the road and its new bike lanes while heading to their destinations.”

    The projects have a total construction cost of $2.4 million with the majority being funded by state Active Transportation Program grants and supplemented with local funds.

    <span> <span style=font family helvetica arial sans serif font size 12pt>From Left to Right Christopher Solis JoeAnn Heredia Chris Hooke Supervisor Linda Parks Vanise Terry and David Fleisch<span>

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