About Avila Alerts

Avila Alerts is brought to you by the Avila Beach Community Foundation for the purposes of alerting the Avila Beach and Avila Valley community of any emergencies, road closures, construction work or large events causing possible traffic and parking problems. If you have an alert to report, please email us at avilabeachcf@gmail.com.

Alerts are removed if no longer in effect.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Expect Heavier Traffic this Memorial Day Weekend Due to Events at Golf Course & Holiday Traffic

In addition to the increased Memorial Day holiday traffic, the following events are being held at the Avila Beach Golf Course this weekend. Expect heavier traffic before and after each of the events:

Saturday, May 25th Avila Beach 8th Annual Tequila Festival with live music by Nana Pancha and Diego's Umbrella - Parking lot opens at 10:30am and event is 12:00pm - 5:00pm.

Sunday, May 26th - Avila Beach 26th Annual Blues Festival with Little Feat, Eric Burdon and the Animals, and Charlie Musselwhite  - Parking lot opens at 10:30am, gates open at 12:00pm and event is 2:00pm - 7:00pm.

For more info visit: https://events.avilabeachresort.com/

Wishing Everyone a Safe & Happy Memorial Day Weekend

from the Avila Beach Community Foundation!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Expect Heavier Traffic this Tuesday, April 16th Due to Concert at Avila Beach Golf Course

This Tuesday, April 16th, Zedd with Whethan and Yung Bae will be performing at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.  Parking lot opens at 3:30 pmGates open at 5:00 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.  Expect heavier traffic before and after the event; however CHP is onsite on Avila Beach Drive to assist in managing the ingress and egress traffic flow. 


Monday, April 8, 2019

Expect Heavier Traffic this Tuesday, April 9th Due to Concert at Avila Beach Golf Course

This Tuesday, April 9th, Brett Eldredge will be performing at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.  Gates open at 5:00 pm, concert starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm.  Expect heavier traffic before and after the event. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Avila Beach Drive Bridge Seismic Retrofit Starting Week of December 3rd on Top of Bridge

Please note the SLO County Department of Public Works will be continuing the seismic retrofit project on the Avila Beach Drive bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek.  Up to this point, all of the work has been on the construction of the seismic retrofit elements under the bridge. Construction activities on the roadway and surface of the bridge will start the week of December 3, 2018.  The work is expected to be completed by the end of January, 2019.

Work on the roadway will occur only during weekdays between 7:00 am - 3:00 pm with single-lane closures of maximum 10-minute delays to motorists. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be maintained at all times during construction.

The seismic retrofit elements on the surface of the bridge and in the roadway include:
* Excavation at both ends of bridge for new seismic anchors
* New concrete approach slab at east end of bridge
* Removal of existing asphalt surface on the bridge and replacement with a polyester  
  concrete overlay

The bridge was built in 1967 and provides the only public access road to Port San Luis and Diablo Canyon Power Plant.  A subsequent PG&E study on evacuation routes identified this bridge as a concern for potential collapse during an earthquake. The seismic retrofit will assure the evacuation route and upgrade the bridge to current codes. 

If you have any questions contact:
Matt Reinhart
Project Manager

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Expect Heavier Traffic this Sunday, November 4th Due to Concert at Avila Beach Golf Course

This Sunday, November 4th, Jon Pardi will be performing at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.  Gates open at 12:00 pm, concert starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm.  Expect heavier traffic before and after the event. 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Expect Heavier Traffic this Wednesday, September 26th Due to Concert at Avila Beach Golf Course

This Wednesday, September 26th, Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys with special guest Jake Burns will be performing at the Avila Beach Golf Resort.  Gates open at 5:00 pm and the concert ends at 10 pm.  Expect heavier traffic before and after the event. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Expect Lane Closures on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 11 & 12, 3:30 pm-7:00 pm Due to Avila Beach Drive Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project


Please note the SLO County Dept. of Public Works will be continuing the seismic retrofit project on the Avila Beach Drive bridge over San Luis Obispo Creek. The bridge provides the only public access road to Port San Luis and Diablo Canyon Power Plant. 

A 2020 PG&E study on evacuation routes identified this bridge as a concern of potential collapse during an earthquake. The seismic retrofit will assure the evacuation route and upgrade the bridge to current codes.

The seismic retrofit elements include:
* The north abutment will be strengthened by installing restrainers into the soil behind the abutment.
*The south abutment will be strengthened by reinforcing the existing abutment and connecting a concrete approach slab to the abutment.
*The existing asphalt concrete (AC) deck overlay will be removed and replaced with a new polyester concrete deck overlay.

Souza Construction has been awarded the contract to perform the work. On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 11 & 12, from 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Souza Construction is planning on closing a single lane of traffic on top of the bridge so they can pump concrete down to Pier 3 for the pier wall jacket.  This timing coincides with low tide. Additionally, the schedule has been cleared with PG&E and the Harbor District to lessen the impact of employee traffic.

Souza Construction has not yet indicated when they will go full speed on the top of the roadway. It partially depends on how smoothly the work on Pier 3 goes. Also, they want to complete as much of the work under the bridge as they can this month before getting started on top of the bridge.

If you have any questions contact:
Matt Reinhart
Project Manager