The City Council has approved a request for nearly $300,000 in county matching grant funds to improve El Camino Real, the main street linking the north and south ends of the city.
Plans call for repaving the north end of the four-lane street from Avenida Mateo to El Portal, with the city paying for half of the project, estimated to cost $594,000.
The council also approved a separate request for county matching funds to repave Avenida Pico, between Calle de Los Molinos and Calle Frontera, a heavily traveled area from the freeway to San Clemente High School.
If county officials agree, the city would pay $475,000 toward the project from its share of state gasoline tax revenue. The rest of the money would come from the county’s Arterial Highway Financing Program.