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Timeframe: January 9 - 22, 2022 *2-week update
 

Lane shifts 
Please be aware of new traffic patterns in the project area between Romero Creek and Sheffield Drive.

  • Northbound:  night of Jan 11, north of Sheffield Dr, crews will shift lanes onto new pavement. 

  • Southbound:  night of Jan 10, north of Sheffield Dr, crews will shift lanes onto the new southbound lanes.


Closures
Please remember to Slow for the Cone Zone and use care throughout the construction 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.

  • Northbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 9:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 7:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave

      • Jan. 11, 8:00 pm – 7:00 am, 1 lane: Bailard Ave to Sheffield Dr, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave and Sheffield Dr

    • Monday - Thursday days, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave, off-ramp at Santa Monica Rd

    • On-ramp at Sheffield Dr, closing Jan 11 for up to 6 months, anticipated reopening mid-June 2022, drivers can use the on-ramp at San Ysidro Rd

  • Southbound Highway 101

    • Sunday nights, 10:00 pm - 7:00 am, 1 lane: Sheffield Dr to Bailard Ave, on-ramps at N Padaro Ln and S Padaro Ln/Santa Claus Ln, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave, Casitas Pass Rd

    • Monday - Thursday nights, 8:00 pm – 7:30 am, 1 lane:  Sheffield Dr to Bailard Ave, on-ramps at N Padaro Ln and S Padaro Ln/Santa Claus Ln; on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave, Casitas Pass Rd

    • Monday - Thursday days, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, on- and off-ramps at Bailard Ave

    • On-ramp at Sheffield Dr, anticipated reopening mid-2022, drivers can use the southbound on-ramp at N Padaro Ln

    • Off-ramp at Sheffield Dr, anticipated reopening Jan. 18, until the ramp opens, drivers can use the southbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Rd. Please note:  when the southbound off-ramp at Sheffield Dr reopens, crews will stop flagging on San Ysidro Rd as a detour will no longer be adding traffic to the intersections.

    • On-ramp at Santa Claus Ln, reopening by 7:00 am on Jan. 12 due to an unforeseen utility conflict. A fiber optic line will be relocated by utility contractors prior to additional project improvements.

    • Upcoming closure:  after the off-ramp at Sheffield Dr reopens, work will progress towards Evans Ave and the off-ramp at Evans Ave is anticipated to close Jan. 23

  • Via Real between Greenwell Ave and N Padaro Ln

    • Week of Jan 17, flaggers will direct traffic on Via Real between 9:00 pm - 6:00 am. Crews will install temporary safety barriers in preparation for upcoming sound wall work at Oceanview Park.

  • San Ysidro Rd over Highway 101 & S. Jameson Ln between Olive Mill Rd and San Ysidro Rd

    • Rescheduled to Jan 14, Flaggers will direct traffic as needed between 7:00 am - 5:00 pm. Crews will pothole for utilities.

 

Please note:  consecutive ramps in the same direction will not be closed at the same time 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:  Summerland
The Summerland segment is located between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane. 

  • Highway 101 

    • Crews will grade soils, pave roadway base, install rebar, and pour concrete for the new Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement for the new lanes. Crews will shift traffic lanes north of Sheffield Drive on Jan. 10 and 11 at night.

    • Crews will continue work on retaining walls associated with the new lane improvements on the southbound side of Ortega Hill.

    • Work continues on new drainage improvements.

  • Sheffield Drive Interchange

    • Crews are working on the bridge span for the new northbound bridge (see photo above). 

    • Trees & Cormorants (near southbound Hwy 101)

      • Trees will remain as part of the long-term habitat. 

      • The Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project has employed measures to balance effective freeway construction with environmental protections specifically related to cormorants, a protected, migratory bird species. 

  • Evans Avenue Undercrossing

    • Work will continue on retaining walls, approach areas, and overhang areas as part of the new bridge improvements. 

  • Greenwell Creek

    • Crews continue planting new habitat areas and landscaping.

 

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

  • Highway 101

    • In the median area, crews will grade soils, pave roadway base, install rebar, and pour concrete for the new Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement.

    • Work is also progressing on retaining walls and drainage improvements.

  • Arroyo Parida & Toro Creek Bridges

    • Crews are working on the approach areas, safety barriers, and abutments for both bridges.

  • Santa Claus Ln/S Padaro Ln Interchange

    • Crews will continue working on the bridge deck. 

  • N Padaro Interchange

    • The new concrete mix site, located at the southbound Highway 101 on-ramp at N. Padaro Ln, is mixing concrete for the northbound lane paving in Carpinteria. Please expect noise as trucks enter and exit the site and materials are delivered.

    • 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

    • Crews will place safety barrier and begin initial site work for a new sound wall by Oceanview Park.

 

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

  • Highway 101 & Ramps

    • Northbound Hwy 101 & Ramps

      • Crews are working on new Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavement, drainage systems, and safety barriers. 

      • Santa Monica/Via Real Intersection & Ramps

        • Crews will finish up intersection improvements. Please note the new traffic patterns and signals at the intersection.

      • Crews are installing new overhead signs northbound and southbound Highway 101.

    • Southbound Hwy 101

      • Crews will remove temporary safety barriers.

  • Franklin and Santa Monica Creek Bridges

    • Crews are working on the sound walls and safety barriers. 

  • Sound walls (northbound Hwy 101)

    • Between Santa Ynez Ave & Santa Monica Creek and north of Santa Monica Creek

      • Crews are finishing up walls and maintenance access doors.

    • Along Via Real between Bailard Ave and Carpinteria Creek (by the Rancho Granada and San Roque Mobile Home Parks)

      • Crews will work on new drainage improvements in the area and work on sound wall foundations (see photo above).

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South Padaro Improvements

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Toro Creek Improvements

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Sheffield Dr. Improvements

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Evans Ave. Improvements

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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. The project will improve bridges, interchanges, on- and off-ramps, and add sound walls.

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