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    Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara Construction Update – October 1 – 14, 2023

    Timeframe:  October 1 – 14, 2023 *2-week update

    Spotlight: In Montecito, crews are grading and removing vegetation in the shoulder areas to prepare for upcoming freeway construction.  Please expect night noise. Landscaping has started at the Olive Mill Roundabout. At the San Ysidro Roundabout, please expect stop signs at each leg and flaggers directing traffic as needed as construction continues. In Summerland, please expect night noise for pavement grinding on the freeway. 

    Crews will also shift lanes into the final configuration, so please be aware of new traffic patterns in the area.At the Santa Claus Lane Bikeway, crews will install cable railing during the day. Please expect daytime closures for work with the bikeway opening each evening and on weekends. In Carpinteria, planting is complete and maintenance will be ongoing.

    Closures (weather permitting)
    Please drive safely through the corridor and remember to Slow for the Cone Zone. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph for safety throughout the construction areas. Two freeway lanes remain open in each direction during daytime hours. Please expect day and night work.

    • Northbound Highway 101
      • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: Santa Monica Rd to Olive Mill Rd
        • Week of Oct 8:  off-ramp at Olive Mill Rd (this is a concurrent closure with the northbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, drivers can use Sheffield Dr)
      • Monday – Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: Santa Monica Rd to Olive Mill Rd
        • Oct 3 – 5:  on- and off-ramps at Lillie Ave, Ortega Hill Rd, Sheffield Dr (please note that these ramps will be closed one at a time for grinding and then reopened)
        • Week of Oct 8:  off-ramp at Olive Mill Rd (this is a concurrent closure with the northbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, drivers can use Sheffield Dr)
      • Off-ramp at S Padaro Ln, closed until mid-December, drivers can use the northbound off-ramp at Santa Monica Rd 
      • On-ramp at N Padaro Ln, closed until mid-November, drivers can use the northbound on-ramp at Ortega Hill Rd
      • Off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, closed until January 2024 (for roundabout and highway work), drivers can use the northbound off-ramp at Sheffield Dr. 
      • On-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, closed until early 2025 (for roundabout and highway work), drivers can use the northbound on-ramp at Sheffield Dr
    • Southbound Highway 101
      • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am, 1 lane: Olive Mill Rd to Bailard Ave
        • Week of Oct 1:  on-ramp at Olive Mill Rd (this ramp will not be closed at the same time as the Sheffield Dr southbound on-ramp), off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, on-ramp at N Padaro Ln
      • Monday – Thursday nights, 9:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Olive Mill Rd to Bailard Ave
        • Week of Oct 1:  on-ramp at Olive Mill Rd (this ramp will not be closed at the same time as the Sheffield Dr southbound on-ramp), off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd, on-ramp at N Padaro Ln
        • Oct 3 – 5:  on-and off-ramps at Sheffield Dr, Evans Ave, Wallace Ave (please note that these ramps will be closed one at a time for grinding and then reopened) 

    Please note:  consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time (unless where noted) to allow drivers to use a ramp before or after a closure. To view timelines, detours, and maps, please visit www.SBROADS.com and select the project segment. 

    Highway 101: Montecito
    The Montecito segment is located between Sheffield Dr and Olive Mill Rd. The Highway 101 improvements are underway on the San Ysidro Overcrossing in conjunction with the San Ysidro Roundabout.

    • Crews will continue work on new safety railings and retaining walls for both sides of the San Ysidro Overcrossing (see photo above). Work also continues at the top of the northbound on- and off-ramps at San Ysidro Rd for connections with the new roundabout. 
    • On Hwy 101, crews will clear vegetation, set temporary barriers, and grade soils in the median and shoulder areas to prepare for upcoming lane shifts to enable freeway construction. Please expect night noise. 
    • Flaggers will direct traffic, as needed, on North and South Jameson Ln between Olive Mill and Sheffield Roads between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm to move equipment and install temporary safety barriers.

    Olive Mill Roundabout

    The majority of construction occurs between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm.

    • Please note that yield, bike lane and bike crossing, directional, and street name signs are now up at all the entrances to the roundabout. Crews will continue landscaping.

    San Ysidro Roundabout
    The majority of construction occurs between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm. 

    • Crews will continue work on the roundabout, the northbound on- and off-ramps, and the bridge rails on the overcrossing. Crews will finish up the cobbles for the truck apron in the middle of the roundabout (see photo above) and then work on the roadway in the northeast corner of the intersection.
    • Utility companies will also continue work in the area and along N Jameson Ln. Please expect flaggers directing traffic as needed for the roundabout project and utility work. Please expect 5-10 minute delays.

    Highway 101:  Summerland
    The Summerland segment is located between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane. 

    • Highway 101
      • Crews will work on installing signage, barriers, and roadway striping.
      • Pavement grinding and smoothing
        • Crews will continue nighttime grinding. Please expect nighttime noise during this work
    • Evans Avenue Undercrossing & southbound on-ramp at Wallace Ave
      • Crews will finish detail work (see photo above).
      • Southbound on-ramp at Wallace Ave
        • Crews will continue drainage improvements.

    Highway 101:  Padaro
    The Padaro segment is located between North Padaro Lane and Santa Claus Lane.

    • Highway 101 & ramps
      • Northbound lanes and ramps
        • Crews will continue work on the new freeway lanes, retaining walls, and drainage improvements. Crews will install rebar and concrete for Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement.
        • Northbound on-ramp at N Padaro Ln
          • Crews will continue roadwork and drainage improvements (see photo above). 
        • Northbound off-ramp at S Padaro Ln
          • Crews will continue work on new drainage, electrical, and the roadway.
      • Toro & Arroyo Parida Creek Bridges
        • Crews will work on the bridge deck and safety barrier at Arroyo Parida bridge. At Toro Creek, crews will work on the approach areas and safety barrier.
    • S Padaro Ln Undercrossing
      • For the new bridge, crews will work on the superstructure and approach areas.
    • N Padaro Interchange
      • Concrete Mix Site: week of Oct 2, 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, crews will mix concrete for new northbound lanes in the Padaro segment. By mixing concrete on-site, the project saves an estimated 463,771 truck miles, reduces water use by 400,000 gallons (concrete mixed on-site uses less water), and saves taxpayers between $10-$15 million.
      • Concrete recycling continues by the northbound Highway 101 off-ramp at N. Padaro Ln.
    • Sound walls
      • Northbound by Serena Park
        • Crews will continue rebar installation and safety barrier work for the new sound wall. 

    Santa Claus Lane Bikeway
    The Santa Claus Lane Bikeway is located between Santa Claus Lane and Carpinteria Avenue between the freeway and railroad tracks.

    • Crews will install cable railing during the day from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm weekdays (see photo above). Please expect daytime closures, Monday – Friday, for this work with the bikeway opening each evening and on weekends. 

    Highway 101:  Carpinteria
    The Carpinteria segment is located between Santa Claus Lane and Bailard Avenue. 

    • Landscaping
      • Planting is complete! Ongoing maintenance will occur as needed.

    For more information, please visit our project website at www.SBROADS.com, call us at 805-845-5112, or email the project at info@sbroads.com.

    BACKGROUND

    Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara is a project undertaken by Caltrans and SBCAG in cooperation with local agencies to add a new carpool lane in each direction between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. Highway 101: Carpinteria is the first segment under construction as part of the Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project.

    This update is a courtesy to those interested in project construction. The project team aims to provide accurate information, but please expect schedule changes due to weather and on-site revisions needed by the contractor.

    Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
    Santa Barbara County Association of Governmentshttp://www.sbcag.org/
    The Santa Barbara County Association of Governments is a regional planning agency comprised of Santa Barbara County and all eight incorporated cities within the county. SBCAG distributes local, state, and federal transportation funds and acts as a forum for addressing regional and multi-jurisdictional issues.
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