Freeway Service Patrol

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The Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) program is a free service provided by the San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Caltrans. FSP is composed of a fleet of tow and service trucks that patrols designated routes of Highway 101.

Service Area

Beat #1 - South County

Begins at the US 101/Los Osos Valley Road interchange in the City of San Luis Obispo and extends approximately 11 miles southward to the N. 4th Street interchange in the City of Pismo Beach. The service is provided Monday through Friday during peak commute hours.

Beat #2 - Cuesta Grade

Begins at the US 101/Los Osos Valley Road interchange in the City of San Luis Obispo and extends north to State Route 58/ US 101 near Santa Margarita. The service is provided Monday through Friday during peak commute hours.

Services Provided

  • Changing flat tires

  • Jump starting vehicles

  • Refilling radiators and taping leaky hoses

  • Putting a gallon of fuel in gas tanks

  • Towing inoperable vehicles, free of charge to a safe location off the freeway

  • Clearing vehicles damaged in collisions under CHP direction

  • Removing debris from traffic lanes under CHP direction

The goal of the FSP is to maximize the effectiveness of the freeway transportation system. The FSP is a congestion management tool which strategically addresses commute traffic incidents. The segment of US 101 in the Pismo Beach area consistently experiences daily traffic volumes which warrant the implementation of the FSP program. The goal of the FSP is accomplished by the expeditious removal of disabled/stranded vehicles along the designated segment of US 101. Removing obstructions on the freeways as rapidly as possible has a positive impact on traffic congestion by eliminating problems which contribute to non-recurrent congestion.

More Info

For questions about the FSP program, contact Tim Gillham, tgillham@slocog.org or 805-781-1520. 

If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

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